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Town  Clerk's  Certificate, 


I  hereby  certify  that  I  have  compared,  or  caused  to  be 
compared,  this  printed  vohime  with  the  original  manu- 
script records  in  my  office,  and  that  I  beheve  the  same  is 
a  correct  and  exact  copy  oi  said  original  records,  "errata" 
excepted. 

Brewster  G.  Sammis, 

Town  Clerk. 

March  8,  1887. 


J        i 


PREFACE. 


The  Committee  appointed  by  Resolution,  passed  at  a 
town  meeting  in  Huntington,  April  7,  1885,  began  the 
performance  of  their  duties  by  selecting  records  and  hav- 
ing them  copied  for  printing ;  but  owing  to  the  death  of 
Henry  J.  Scudder  and  the  resignation  of  Jarvis  R.  Rolph, 
Stephen  W.  Gaines  alone  remained  of  the  Committee  at 
the  end  of  the  year.  Mr.  Gaines,  in  his  report  made  at  the 
annual  town  meeting  in  Huntington,  1886,  says:  "Many  of 
"these  (oldest  records)  were  found  to  be  defaced  by  time 
"and  handling,  with  peculiarities  of  writing  and  spelling, 
"requiring  careful  copying  before  being  in  a  condition  for 
"classification  or  printing.  For  this  purpose  Miss  Naomi 
"L.  Street  has  been  employed  by  the  Committee,  and  has 
"very  satisfactoril}^  deciphered  and  copied  manuscripts 
"covering  a  period  from  the  first  settlement  of  the  town, 
"in  1653,  to  1700."  Mr.  Gaines  also  resigned,  as  he  stated, 
for  the  want  of  time  necessary  for  the  performance  of  the 
duties  required. 

The  Town  of  Babylon  having  formed  a  part  of  the  old 
Town  of  Huntington  until  the  passage  of  the  Act  in  1872 
creating  it  a  separate  town,  and  its  people  having  a  mutual 
interest  with  the  people  of  Huntington  in  the  printing  and 
preservation  of  the  records,  the  representatives  of  both 
towns  decided  to  join  in  the  common  purpose  and  share 
the  expenses  of  the  publication. 

At  a  joint  meeting  of  the  Committee  representing  Hun- 
tington, and  George  A.  Hooper,  Supervisor,  representing 
Babvlon,  it  was  agreed  that  the  first  volume  should  con- 
tain the  records  relating  to  the  territory  within  the  present 


viii  PREFACE. 

boundaries  of  the  Town  of  Babylon  as  well  as  Huntington, 
and  that  the  expense  of  printing  the  same  should  be  borne, 
two  thirds  by  Huntington  and  one  third  by  Babylon. 

The  book  has  been  edited  by  Charles  R.  Street  under 
the  superyision  of  the  Committee. 

The  original  spelling,  capitalization  and  punctuation 
haye  been  followed,  and  all  the  papers  haye  been  prepared 
for  the  press  with  great  care  to  make  them  correct  and 
exact  copies  of  the  original  records. 

Thomas  Young  )  ^ 

Charles  R.  Street  [  ^       Comnnttee 

N.  S.  ACKERLY  f  ^''''''  'f  Hunttngton. 

Geo.  a.  Hooper,  Supervisor  of  Babylon. 


INTKODUCTION. 


This  volume  covers  the  records  of  the  town  of  Hunting, 
ton  from  its  first  settlement,  1653,  to  1688.  Pursuant  to  the 
plan  of  the  work,  every  material  paper  is  printed  in  the 
order  of  its  date  regardless  of  the  source  whence  it  is  taken, 
under  a  brief  head  line,  and  ends  with  a  reference  to  the 
volume  and  page  of  the  record  or  the  file  of  papers  where 
it  is  found. 

Originally  these  oldest  records  were  in  thin  unbound 
volumes,  in  paste-board  covers.  The  entries  were  made 
by  the  Recorders  or  Town  Clerks  promiscuously,  with  little 
regard  to  the  subject  matter  or  the  order  of  date  ;  but  at 
the  revision  of  the  records,  made  by  authority  of  the  Board 
of  Trustees  in  1873,  these  old  paste-board  covered  books 
were  grouped  together  and  bound  in  volumes,  and  were 
entitled  "Court  Records,"  "Town  Meetings,"  "Deeds,"  &c., 
according  to  the  general  subject  matter  of  their  contents, 
but  their  titles  are  often  misleading,  as  they  still  remain 
a  mixtui"e  of  all  kinds  of  records  with  little  order  as  to 
dates.  There  is  also  a  mass  of  loose  papers  dating  back  to 
this  early  period  which  have  survived  the  ravages  of  time. 
AH  these  old  records  are  so  worn  and  defaced,  and  written 
in  such  ancient  and  peculiar  chirography,  that  it  became 
necessary  to  copy  them  for  the  hand  of  the  printer,  retain- 
ing m  all  cases  the  ancient  spelling,  capitalization  and 
peculiarities  of  letter  and  form — a  work  of  mpcb  difficulty 
and  magnitude.  r 

Out  of  this  chaos  of  ancient  m-anuscript — a  dead  letter  to 
all  not  experienced  in  deciphering  it — an  orderly  and  chron- 
ologically arranged  record  of  the  doings  of  the  people  of 


X  INTRODUCTION. 

the  town  at  this  early  period  is  now  for  the  first  time  pro- 
duced, with  an  index  pointing  to  the  page  where  any  given 
subject  may  be  found.  Some  foot  notes,  explanatory  of 
events  disclosed  in  the  records,  have  been  added  by  me 
with  the  sanction  of  the  Committee.  It  is  highly  probable 
that  some  inaccuracies  may  have  crept  into  these  notes,  but 
where  not  quite  certain  as  to  the  facts,  the  statements  are 
made  in  guarded  or  qualified  terms. 

This  book  contains  all  the  Indian  deeds,  all  the  grants 
and  patents  from  Colonial  Governors,  all  the  town  meetings 
and  grants  of  land  by  town  meetings,  and  all  deeds  and 
miscellaneous  records,  to  the  date  of  the  last  paper  printed. 
It  ends  not  far  from  where  the  proceedings  of  the  trustees 
of  the  town  begin,  no  trustees  having  existed  until  the  grant 
of  the  Dongan  Charter  of  1688.  A  few  wills  and  inven- 
tories of  estates  appear,  chiefly  before  1665.  After  the 
latter  date,  and  down  to  the  close  of  the  Revolutionary  war, 
they  were  required  by  law  to  be  proved  and  recorded  else- 
where. 

This  first  volume  em.braces  what  may  be  termed  the 
foundation  histor}-  of  the  town.  It  tells  us  of  the  pioneers 
who  first  settled  Huntington,  where  they  first  located  and 
established  their  homes  ;  how  they  acquired  title  to  their 
lands ;  their  treaties  and  agreements  with  the  Indians ; 
what  tribes  of  Indians  they  found  here,  and  of  the  territory 
occupied  by  these  tribes.  It  tells  us  when  and  where  the 
early  settlers  founded  churches  and  schools,  built  mills 
for  grinding  their  corn,  and  forts  and  watch-houses  for  de- 
fence ;  of  their  military  system,  of  "  train  bands  "  for  mutual 
protection ;  their  long  and  bitter  contests  with  rival  com- 
munities to  maintain  the  boundaries  of  their  town ;  their 
method  oi  land  divisions  ;  their  persistent  hostility  to  the 
Dutch  GovVrnment  of  New  Netherlands,  and  their  friend- 
ship for  the  New  England  Colonies ;  the  laws  and  regula- 
tions they  made  at  town  meetings  ;  and  it  unfolds  to  us  a 
view  of  the  social,  political,  religious  and  inner  life  of  our 


INTRODUCTION.  xi 

ancestors  at  this  remote  period,  which  cannot  be  otherwise 
than  useful  and  interesting  to  all,  both  in  a  utilitarian  and 
a  historical  point  of  view,  and  especially  so  to  the  citizens 
of  the  towns  of  Huntington  and  Babylon. 

Aside  from  Indian  deeds,  there  are  no  records  in  the 
Clerk's  office  of  earlier  date  than  1657,  and  the  records 
from  1657  to  1660  are  confined  mostly  to  a  few  minutes  of 
civil  and  criminal  trials.  The  first  record  of  a  town  meeting, 
now  found,  is  dated  1659,  six  years  after  white  men  were 
here  purchasing  land  from  the  Indians.  It  is  fair  to  assume 
that  many  of  the  earliest  records  of  town  meetings  and  of 
other  events  have  been  lost.  They  were  probably  kept 
on  loose  papers,  not  recorded  in  any  book,  and  have  gradu- 
ally disappeared.  Many  papers  bound  together  survive ; 
single  papers  perish, — exemplifying  the  truth  of  ^filsop's 
fable  of  the  bundle  of  sticks.  An  opinion  prev- ails  that  some 
of  the  events  at  the  time  of  the  first  settlement  were  re- 
corded in  New  Haven,  Hartford,  Branford  or  other  old 
towns  in  New  England,  as  the  pioneers  considered  them- 
selves within  the  jurisdiction  of  Connecticut.  A  corres- 
pondence, however,  with  those  who  have  the  custody  of  the 
records  of  these  towns,  has  so  far  brought  nothing  very 
material  to  light,  but  I  cannot  help  believing  that  a  more 
thorough  search  might  be  successful.  With  the  exception 
of  the  first  seven  years  of  the  town's  history,  the  records 
are  very  continuous  to  the  period  when  this  book  ends. 
The  absejice  of  the  first  records  of  the  settlement  is  to  be 
much  regretted. 

The  first  settlers  of  Huntington  were  chiefly  Englishmen, 
and  they  nearly  all  had  sojourned  for  a  time  before  com- 
ing here  at  one  or  other  of  the  settlements  in  New  England, 
and  some  of  them  in  other  of  the  oldest  towns  on  Long 
Island.  Of  the  exact  time  when,  and  the  precise  place 
where  the  first  white  man,  or  the  first  company  of  white 
people  landed  or  located  in  Huntington,  we  have  no  cer- 
tain knowledge.     Hon.  Silas  Wood,  in  his  history  of  Sul- 


xii  INTRODUCTION. 

folk  County,  states  that  eleven  families  came  here  first, 
followed  immediately  by  others.  No  names  and  no  dates 
are  given.  He  probably  gave  this  as  a  tradition  in  his  time, 
for  there  is  nothing  in  the  records  of  the  town  supporting 
it,  and  nothing  elsewhere  verifying  the  statement,  to  my 
knowledge. 

After  considerable  research  and  careful  examination  of  the 
records  of  Long  Island  and  man)-  New  Ertgland  towns,  and 
of  lists  of  immigrants  from  England  to  America,  I  incline 
to  the  opinion  that  those  pioneers  who  came  here  during 
the  first  five  years  of  the  settlement  came  principally  on  at 
least  three  different  lines.  It  is  probable  that  the  first  and 
oldest  company  came  across  the  Sound,  perhaps  under  the 
leadership  of  Rev.  William  Leverich,  from  the  vicinity  of 
New  Haven  and  Branford,  landing  at  Huntington  Harbor 
and  locating  principally  along  the  valley  where  the  eastern 
part  of  Huntington  Village  now  is,  this  having  been 
always  called  "the  town  spot,"  or  "old  town  spot ;  "  that  the 
second  immigration  was  an  off-shoot  from  the  Hempstead 
colon}',  led  thither  by  Rev.  Richard  Denton  soon  after  1640, 
originally  from  Wethersfield,  Mass.,  and  for  a  time  at 
Stamford,  Conn  ;  and  that  the  third  influx  came  from  the 
vicinity  of  Salem,  Mass.,  after  stopping  a  short  time  in 
Southold  and  Southampton,  principally  in  the  former  town. 
These  three  lines  of  migration  are  quite  clearl)'  shown  by 
tracing  the  residence  of  these  persons  through  successive 
years  in  more  or  less  of  the  places  here  indicated,  but  the 
order  in  which  they  came  here  is  not  so  apparent,  and  it 
may  be  that  their  arrival  was  nearly  simultaneous.  In  sub- 
sequent years  the  settlement  was  undoubtedly  recruited  by 
frequent  arrivals  from  the  New  England  towns  and  from 
other  towns  on  Long  Island,  several  coming  from  Southold, 
Southampton,  Setauket,  Hempstead  and  Newtown,  but  few, 
if  any,  coming  from  the  distinctively  Dutch  towns  at  the 
west. 

The  pioneers  found  the  territory  within  the  limits  of  the 


IXTRODUCTION.  xiil 

old  town  of  Iluntiiii^ton  occupied  by  three  tribes  of  In- 
dians ;  the  Matinnccocks  holding  the  territory  on  the  north 
side  to  the  middle  of  the  Island,  the  Sucatogues  the  south- 
east part,  the  Marsepagues  the  southwest,  each  adjoining 
the  Matinnccocks  on  the  north.  They  were  comparatively 
feeble  tribes  of  Algonquin  stock,  their  numbers  having  been 
decnnated  by  former  wars  with  the  New  England  tribes,  to 
whom  they  had  annually  paid  tribute.  The  whites  had 
very  little  trouble  in  managing  them,  and  gradually  ac- 
quired title  to  all  their  lands. 

In  the  first  years  of  the  settlement  the  pioneers  built  their 
rudely  constructed  dwellings  around  and  near  the  "town 
spot,"  where  they  had  a  fort  and  "watch-houses,"  and  where 
the  "train  bands"  were  drilled.  Their  animals  were  daily- 
driven  out  and  herded  under  guard,  some  in  the  "east  field," 
now  Old  Fields,  and  some  in  the  "west  field,"  now  West 
N-eck,  and  at  night  the  cattle  were  driven  back  and  cor- 
ralled near  the  watch-house.  Gradually,  however,  the  more 
adventurous  pushed  out  in  all  directions,  and  made  them- 
selves homes  where  they  found  the  richest  soil  and  most 
attractive  surroundings,  and  at  their  meetings  grants  of 
"home  lots"  were  made.  At  first  the  women  pounded  their 
corn  in  mortars  and  the  men  wrought  logs  and  clapboards 
for  building  with  axes  and  cleavers ;  but  soon  dams  were 
constructed  across  the  streams,  small  mills  were  built  for 
grinding  grain  and  sawing  lumber,  rude  tanneries  were 
constructed  for  tanning  leather,  and  spindles  and  looms 
were  made  or  procured  for  the  manufacture  of  coarse  flaxer. 
and  woolen  fabrics  for  clothing.  The  ox-cart  was  their 
only  vehicle  for  travel  and  "cart  paths"  their  only  highways. 
They  used  wooden  ploughshares  tipped  with  iron.  Their 
match-lock  guns  were  even  more  clumsy  than  the  old  flint- 
locks, but  some  of  their  swards  were  wrought  by  Spanish 
artisans  and  were  tempered  with  a  skill  that  is  among  the 
lost  arts. 

For  a  period  of  about  eleven  years,  down  to  the  English 


XIV  INTRODUCTION. 

conquest  over  the  Dutch  in  1664,  the  people  here  formed  a 
little  independent  government  of  their  own,  making  their 
own  laws.  From  1664  to  1691,  a  period  of  twenty-six  years, 
with  the  exception  of  a  brief  hiatus  of  Dutch  Conquest  in 
1673,  they  were  governed  by  a  code  of  laws  promulgated 
by  authority  of  the  Duke  of  York,  ca,lled  the  "Dukes  Laws" 
and  formed  a  part  of  the  Colony  of  New  York  under  suc- 
cessive Colonial  Governors,  with  practically  no  voice  in 
making  the  laws  other  than  such  orders  relating  to  their 
common  lands  as  were  allowed  to  be  made  at  town  meet- 
ings. After  1 69 1,  under  the  greater  freedom  secured  by 
the  English  revolution,  they  had  a  voice  in  the  making  of 
laws,  and  the  charter  given  them  in  1694  conferred  upon 
them  the  full  powers  of  a  town  corporation. 

It  is  Avell  to  remember  that  nearly  all  the  events  recorded 
in  this  book  occured  more  than  one  hundred  years  before 
the  Revolutionary  War;  and  that  so  much  of  this  remote 
history  of  our  ancestors  has  been  preserved  should  be  es- 
pecially gratifying  to  the  people  of  Huntington  and  Baby- 
lon, who  are  alike  interested  in  its  preservation. 

Charles  R.  Street. 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 


\ 


[INDIAN  DEED.     THE  FIRST  PURCHASE  IN 
HUNTINGTON*] 

[1653,  April  2.] 

Articles  of  agreement  betwixt  Raseokan  Sagamore  of 
Matinnicoke,t  of  the  one  part,  and  Richard  Houldbroke, 
Robart  Williams,  Danial  Whitehead,  of  the  other  party, 
witnesseth  as  followeth  : 

Know  all  men  whome  these  present  writings  may  any 
way  concerne  that  I  Raseokan  do  sell  and  make  over  unto 
the  aforesaid  parties  Richard  Houldbrock,  Robart  Wil- 
liams and  Daniel  Whitehead,  their  heirs,  executors  or 
assigns,  a  certain  quantitie  of  land,  lying  and  being  upon 
Long  Island,  bounded  upon  the  West  side  with  a  river 
commonly  called  by  the  Indians  Nachaquetack,  on  the 
North  side  with  the  sea   and   going   eastward   to   a   river 

[*The  origin  of  the  name,  Huntington,  is  involved  in  obscur- 
ity. Its  Indian  name  was  Ketewomoke.  We  have  no 
knowledge  of  the  signification  of  this  Indian  word.  As  the 
first  settlement  here  was  made  while  Oliver  Cromwell  was  in 
the  zenith  of  his  power,  the  first  Indian  deed  having  been  make 
in  the  same  year  and  month  in  which  he  dissolved  the  Long 
Parliament,  it  has  been  suggested  that  this  town  was  named 
after  his  birthplace  in  England,   Huntingdon.     On   the   other 


2  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

called  Opcatkontycke,  on  the  south  side  to  the  utmost  part 
of  my  bounds  ;  promising,  and  by  virtue  hereof  I  do  prom- 
ise to  free  the  above  saide  lands  from  all  title  off  and  claim 
that  shall  be  made  unto  it  by  reason  of  any  former  act ;  in 
consideration  of  which  land  the  afore  said  Richard  Houl- 
brock,  Robart  Williams  and  Danial  Whitehead  doth  prom- 
ise unto  the  said  Rascokan  as  followeth  :  6  coats,  6  kettles, 
6  hatchets,  6  howes,  6  shirts,  lo  knives,  6  fathom  of  wampum, 
30  muxes,  30  needles,  further  the  said  sachem  doth  promise 
to  go  or  send  some  one  in  twenty  days  to  show  and  mark 

hand  it  is  generally  supposed  that  Huntington  derived  its  name 
from  the  abundance  of  game  here,  which  made  it  a  desirable 
hunting  ground.] 

[fThe  Matinecock  tribe  of  Indians  occupied  all  of  the  north 
shore  of  Long  Island  from  the  Nesequague  (now  Smithtown) 
River  on  the  east,  to  Scouts,  or  Cow  Bay,  in  Hempstead,  on 
the  west. 

The  chief  of  the  Matinecocks  then  here  was  Raseocon,  and 
he  was  called  the  Sagamore  of  Ketewomoke,  then  called  by  the 
English,  Huntington.  Wyandance,  the  chief  of  the  Montauks, 
who  resided  at  the  east  end  of  Long  Island  and  claimed  to  be 
the  Grand  Sachem  over  all  other  tribes  on  Long  Island,  did 
not  sign  this  deed,  which  caused  some  trouble  later  on,  but  is 
of  little  consequence  now. 

On  the  same  day  that  this  deed  was  given  by  the  Indians  to 
the  Oysterbay  men  named  in  it  as  grantees,  the  latter  assigned 
all  their  interest  in  the  premises  to  certain  residents  of  Hun- 
tington who  became  the  proprietors,  and  they  and  their  de- 
scendants, or  assigns,  were  ever  after  called  the  proprietors  of 
the  first  or  '"old  purchase."  The  original  assignment  seems  to 
be  missing,  but  I  think  I  have  seen  it  in  former  years,  and  its 
execution  is  attested  by  contemporaneous  papers.  The  boun- 
daries of  the  premises  described  in  this  deed  are  understcod  to 
include  the  premises  between  Natchaguetack,  Cold  Spring 
Harbour,  on  the  west,  Opkatkowtycke,  the  stream  at  the  head 
of  Northport  Harbour,  on  the  east,  the  Sound  on  the  north,  and 
a  line  where  what  is  now  known  as  Country  Path  runs,  on  the 
south  ;  containing  about  six  miles  square,  but  afterwards  con- 
strued as  not  including  Lloyd's  Neck  or  Eaton's  Neck.  It  was 
here  that  the  first  settlement  was  made — what  is  now  Hunting- 
ton village  being  the  central  point,  or  "Town  Spot  "  so  called, 
— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS.  | 

out  the  bounds,  and  in  case  it  prove  not  according  to 
expectation  then  this  writing  to  be  voyde  &  of  none  efectt, 
but  in  case  it  be,  then  this  writing  to  stand  in  full  force, 
power  and  virtue. 

Witness  our  hands  the  2th  of  Aprill  1653. 

the  mark  of 
Richard  x  Houlbrock, 
RoBART  X  Williams, 
Daniell  X  Whithead. 

the  markx 
of  the  Sagamor 
the  markx  of  Hewoikes 
the  mark  ofXMUHAMA 
the  markx  of  Syhar 
the  markx  of  pqyneypa 
the  markx  of  nauamarawaS 
the  markx  of  Mahenas 
the  markx  of  onamycas 
the  markx  of  MANYTONY 
the  markx  of  POANEPON 
the  markx  of  PENETUN 
the  markx  of  nascoret 
the  markx  of  suauspac 
the  markx  of  Nemapapam 
the  markx  of  CAMPAS 
the  markx  of  Nescehe 
the  markx  of  yapacaman 
the  markx  of  scanomy 
the  markx  of  ANCHOPIN 
the  markx  of  Wercoccu 
the  markx  of  WiNHAMAS 
the  markx  of  AsGELEUES 
the  markx  of  Mamaram 
the  markx  of  wompom 


4  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

This  is  a  true  coppe  of  the  origenall  deed  witnes  our 
hands. 

Thomas  Richards. 

MOSES  lOHNSON 

Recorded  in  the  office  at  New  York 
II*''  day  of  November  1667. 

Matthias  Nicolls,  sec' 
{File  No.  67.) 


[INDIAN  DEED  OF  HORSE  (LLOYD'S)  NECK  TO 
DANIEL  MAYO  AND  OTHERS.] 

[1654,  September  20.] 

September  the  20,  1654. 
This  writing  witnesseth  that  I  Ratiocan  Sagamore  of 
Cow  Harbor,  have  sold  unto  Samuel  Mayo,  Danil  White- 
head and  Peter  Wright  my  neck  of  land  which  makes  the 
east  side  of  Oyster  Bay,  and  the  west  side  of  Cow  Harbor 
on  the  north  side  bounded  with  the  Sound  called  by  Indians 
Caumsett.  For  and  in  consideration  of  which  neck  of  land, 
we  the  aforesaid  Samuel  Mayo,  Daniel  Whitehead  and 
Peter  Wright,  do  promise  to  pay  to  the  afore  said  Ratiocan, 
Sagamore,  three  coats,  three  shirts,  two  cuttos,  three 
hatchets,  three  hoes,  two  fathom  of  wampum,  six  knives, 
two  pair  of  stockings,  two  pair  of  shoes.  In  witnes  where- 
of we  have  interchangeably  set  our  hands. 

The  Mark  of  X  Ratiocan,  Sagamore, 

The  Mark  ofxAsPAPAM,  Sagamore 

The  Mark  ofxNASTHEYE 

The  Mark  ofxONOMicus 

The  Mark  ofxOPATAN  Natamye 

The  Mark  ofxCATANON 

The  Mark  ofxNocoNAST 

The  Mark  ofxPECHOCON 

The  Mark  ofxMoMiNY 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  5 

The  Mark  ofxSHONHEGON 

The  Mark  cfxMASKAN 

The  Mark  ofxCoPACAFF 

The  Mark  of  Stamford  Optapea 

The  Mark  of  xTansayuspe 
Samuel  Mayo 
Danil  Whitehead 
Peter  Wright 

In  the  presence  of  us  underscribed  this  writing  above 
written  was  owned  and  acknowledged  to  be  the  act  and 
deed  of  those  Indians  that  have  hereunto  signed  which 
they  promise  forever  to  maintain. 

Oysterbay  16,  May  1658. 

Nicholas  Wright 
John  Saffin 
Nicholas  Simpkins 

Received  in  part  one  coat  one  pair  of  breeches. 

The  Mark  ofxRATiocAN. 

copy  from  the  Records  of  the  Manor  of  Queens  ^^lllage 
"Vellum  book"  and  entered  in  page  54,  3'^  book  of  Massa- 
chusetts Colony  Sept.  i.  1658.* 
{File  Lloyd's  Neck  Papers,  A.) 

[*This  deed  was  hostile  to  the  title  of  Huntington,  as  it  pur- 
ported to  convey  a  part  of  premises  claimed  to  be  included  in 
the  Huntington  purchase  a  year  earlier.  It  furnished  the  basis 
for  the  long  litigation  which  followed  concerning  the  owner- 
ship of  Lloyd's,  then  Horse  Neck.  It  is  not  strange,  however, 
that  the  Indians  were  ready  enough  to  sell  the  same  land  any 
number  of  times,  provided  they  could  find  a  purchaser  who 
would  give  them  wampum  and  trinke.s. — C.  R.  S.] 


6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[INDIAN  DEED— EASTERN  PURCHASE.] 

[1656,  July  30.] 

This  indenture  made  in  the  yeare  1656,  in  or  abought 
the  Laste  daye  of  July  bee  twixt  Asharoken  Montinnicok 
Sachem  and  the  reste  of  the  Indian  owners  with  him,  on 
the  on  parte,  and  Jonas  Wood,  William  Rogers,  Thomas 
Wilkes,  for  themselves  and  the  rest  of  theire  associates,  on 
the  other  parte  ;  Witnesseth  that  I,  asharoken  have  solid 
unto  Jonas  Wood,  William  Rogers,  Thomas  wilkes  all  the 
medoe,  freshe  and  salte  lyinge  and  beinge  upon  the  north 
side  of  Longe  Islande,  from  our  fourmer  bounds  Cowhar- 
ber  brocke  to  Neesaquock  river,  all  the  medoe  within 
these  bounds  weste  and  easte,  and  to  the  north  sayd  to  as 
far  as  asharokens  bounds  goeth  ''Southwards,  as  the  necke 
called  Eatons  Necke,  Crabmedos,  and  all  the  reste  of  the 
medows  within  the  a  fore  sayde  boundes  with  all  the  arbige 
that  is  or  shal  bee  heare  after  upon  the  woods,  lands  with 
in  the  a  fore  sayde  bounds,  to  bee  the  afore  sayd  Jonas  is 
Willans  and  Thomas  is,  to  them  and  thare  a  sosiats,  heeres 
and  executors  for  ever,  rasarvinge  to  the  Indians  Liberty 
to  plante  and  hunte  within  thees  a  fore  sayd  bounds,  and 
that  for  and  in  consideration  of  2  coates,  fore  shertes,  seven 
quarts  of  licker  and  alcven  ounces  of  powther  in  witnes 
heeareof    wee  have  set  to  our  hands. 

Asharoken  X  his  mark  Jonas  Wood 

Makamahx  his  mark  William  Rogers 

SvHARXhis  mark  Thomas  wilkes 

FoGERXhis  mark 
PovNEi'YAXhis  mark 
NAMEROWSXhis  mark 
MoHEMOSXhis  mark 
MAMARADXhis  mark 
MANATERORYEXhis  mark 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 


Entered  in  y*"  office  at  New  Yorke 
the  IS*"*  day  of  October,  1666 

Matthias  Nicolls,  seer.* 
{File  No.  24.) 


[WILL  OF  JEFFREY  ESTE.] 

[1657,  Jan.  4.] 

Jefery  Este  deseased  the  4*^  of  Jenuary  57  haveing  mad 
his  will  and  desposed  of  his  estat  as  follucth  : 

i  he  gave  to  his  son  Isak  Easte  shoUd  have  A  bedd  and 
all  that  thar  unto  belonging. 

[*This  has  always  been  designated  as  the  Eastern  Purchase, 
and  as  will  be  seen,  began  where  the  first  purchase  ended  at 
"Cow  Harbour  brooke,"  or  as  the  Indians  called  it  "Opkatkon- 
tycke"  and  running  eastward  to  the  Nesequague  or  Smithtown 
River.  The  term  "To  as  far  as  Asharokens  bounds  goeth 
southward,"  is  rather  indefinite  but  it  was  understood  to  go  as 
far  south  as  the  old  Country  road,  where  the  premises  joined 
the  lands  of  the  Sucetogue  Indians  of  the  south  side  of  the 
Island.  It  was  claimed  afterwards  by  Smithtown  that  the  part 
of  this  purchase  lying  between  Unthemamuck,  Fresh  Pond,  and 
the  Nesequague  or  Smithtown  River  was  not  owned  by  these 
Indians,  but  was  included  in  valid  deeds  by  the  Nessaquague 
Indians  to  the  original  proprietors  of  Smithtown,  and  Hunting- 
ton lost  this  part  of  the  territory  by  decree  of  the  Court  of 
Assizes  in  1675.  It  was  also  successfully  contended  that  under 
a  deed  by  the  Matinecock  Indians  to  Theophikis  Eaton,  Gov'r 
of  New  Haven,  made  in  1646,  the  Indian  title  had  already 
passed,  so  that  as  to  this  Neck  the  deed  was  of  no  effect,  but  it 
was  held  valid  as  to  all  the  rest.  This  deed,  and  the  old  pur- 
chase deed,  are  the  only  ones  of  much  importance  obtained  of 
the  Indians  by  the  settlers  of  the  north  side  of  Huntington. 
William  Rogers,  one  of  the  grantees  in  this  deed,  is  supposed 
to  have  been  the  son  of  Isaiah  Rogers,  and  a  descendant  of 
John  Rogers,  the  Martyr,  1555.  Thomas  Wickes,  another 
grantee,  left  Wethersfield  in  1635  ;  was  at  Stamford,  Conn.,  in 
1641,  and  came  to  Huntington  with  Edmund  Wood  and  others. 
Jonas  Wood,  another  grantee,  was  probably  the  one  designated 
as  "of  Halifax."  He  was  the  son  of  Edmund  Wood,  and  came 
here  with  Thomas  Wicks  about  1654,  via.  Stamford. — C.  R.  S.] 


8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

2.  20  shillings  in  shewes  of  if  henry  skodar  so  can  to  his 
dafter. 

3  he  bequeathed  his  house  and  lote  to  Jonathn  Skodar 
the  son  of  henary  Skodar  and  his  father  to  be  his  gardenar 
till  his  son  com  the  age  of  21  yeres  and  the  rest  of  his  estat 
to  henary  skodar  of  huntington.  I  henary  Skodar  being 
exetar  in  the  presunt  of  thes  witneses  the  23  of  Jenunry 

59-^  .  V_ 

JtJNAS  Wood. 

Thomas  Bennydick. 

{Court  Bee, p.  11.) 


[EMPLOYMENT  OF  THE  FIRST  SCHOOL 
TEACHER.] 

[1657,  Feb.  II.] 

A  Covenant  and  Agreement  made  the  eleventh  Day  of 
ffebruary  1657,  at  a  Corte  or  Towne  meeting  ;  Betwixt  the 
Inhabitants  of  y^  Towne  of  Huntington  of  the  one  p'tie  ; 
And  Jonas  Holdsworth  of  the  other  p'tie,  Whereby  the 
said  Jonas  Holdsworth  Doth  engage  himselfe  to  the  said 
Inhabitants  During  y*"  terme  of  ffoure  yeares  ;  to  be  ex- 
pired from  the  thirteenth  Day  of  Aprill  next  ensuing  the 
Day  of  the  Date  hereof,  ffor  to  Schoole  such  persons  or 
Children  as  shall  be  put  to  him  for  y'  end  ;  by  y''  sd.  In- 
habitants. And  likewise  the  said  Inhabitants  Doth  also 
engage  themselves  to  the  said  Jonas  Holdsworth,  for  to 

[♦Jeffrey  Este  was  at  Salem,  Mass.,  in  1637,  and  afterwards 
at  Southold.  He  was  an  old  man  when  he  came  to  Hunting- 
ton. He  resided  at  East  Neck.  His  children  were,  Tonsfield, 
Isaac  and  Catharine.  Savage  savs  that  Tonsfield's  wife,  Mary 
Este,  was  executed  as  a  witch,  September  26th,  1692. 
Catharine' married  Henry  Scudder  and  after  his  death  married 
Thomas  Jones.  This  is  the  first  record  ot  a  death  in  Hunting- 
ton.—C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  9 

build  him  a  sufficient  house,  and  to  give  him  with  y^  saip 
house,  a  persell  of  ground  ajoyning  to  it,  for  accommeda- 
tion  thereunto.  And  furthermore  the  said  Inhabitants 
doth  hkewise  engage  themselves  to  pay  unto  y''  said  Jonas 
Holdsworth  for  and  in  consideration  of  his  sd.  SchooHng  ; 
Twenty  five  pounds  (accompt)and  his  Diat  the  first  yeare  ; 
And  allso  to  allow  him  what  more  may  come  in  by  y'' 
Schooling  of  any  that  come  from  other  whars.  The  said 
Twenty  five  pounds  is  to  be  paid  y""  sd.  Jonas,  as  foUoweth 
Three  pounds,  twentie  shillings  in  butter,  at  six  pence  p. 
pound,  and  seven  pounds,  two  shillings  in  good  well  sized 
Merchantable  tradeing  wampum,  y'  is  well  strung,  or 
steaud,  or  in  such  comoditics  as  will  sute  him  for  clothing, 
these  to  be  paid  him  by  y*-^  first  of  October  and  three 
pounds  twelve  shillings  in  corne  ;  one  halfe  in  wheat  and 
the  other  in  Indian,  at  three,  &  five  shillings  p.  bushell  (pro- 
vided y*  it  be  good  &  Merchantable)  to  be  paid  by  y^  first 
of  March  and  Teen  pounds  fourteen  shillings,  in  well, 
thriving  young  cattell,  that  shall  be  then  betwixt  two,  & 
foure  years  old  ;  (the  one  halfe  being  in  the  stear  kind  ; 
these  to  be  Delivered  him  when  y*"  yeare  is  expired.  And 
also  the  two  next  ensuing  years,  To  pay  the  sd.  Jonas 
Holdsworth  Thirty  five  pounds  p  yeare  ;  with  y*^  foresaid 
alowance  of  what  may  come  in,  by  such  as  come  from 
other  places  ;  The  said  Thirty  five  pounds  is  to  be  paid  as 
foUoweth  (viz)  five  pounds  in  butter  at  six  pence  p  pound, 
and  ten  pounds  in  such  wampum  as  is  above  mentioned,  or 
in  such  comoditics  as  will  sute  him  ;  these  all  to  be  paid  y'' 
first  of  October  ;  And  five  pound  in  corne  ;  by  y''  first  of 
March,  the  halfe  in  whcate  and  the  other  in  Indian,  at  five 
and  three  shillings  p  bushel  (so  that  it  bee  good  &  Mer- 
chantable) And  ffifteen  pounds  in  well  thriving  young  cat- 
tell  betwixt  two  &  foure  years  old,  the  halfe  being  in  y^ 
steare  kinde  ;  these  are  to  be  DeHvered  when  y''  year  is 
expired,  (being  vallued  by  indifferent  men.) 

And  the  fourth  or  last  yeare  to  pay  the  sd.  Jonas  Holds- 


10  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

worth  ffourty  pounds  in  such  pay  as  is  above  mentioned, 
according  to  the  masure  and  quantitie  proptionablely,  and 
at  the  fore  said  times  of  payment. 

Allso  it  agreed  of  that  firewood  bee  gotten  &  brought 
for  the  school,  when  y®  seasons  shall  require  it,  by  such  as 
send  theire  children  to  Schoole  ;  And  that  the  said  Jonas 
Holdsworth  shall  have  liberty  yearely  for  to  chuse  ffoure 
men,  that  shall  bee  bound  to  him  for  the  true  performance 
of  the  foresaid  engagements.* 

[Towne  Metings,  Vol.  1,  p.  343-4.) 


[INDIAN  DEED  OF    FIVE  NECKS,  SOUTH  SIDE.] 

[1657,  June   I.] 

This  writinge  testifieth  an  Agreement  and  Bargaine 
made  Betweene  jonas  wood  off  Huntington,  on  Long  Isl- 
and, the  one  party  and  meantaquit  Sachem  the  other  party : 
Witnesseth  that  the  abov  sd.  Jonas  Wood  hath  for  him- 
selfe  and  the  rest  of  his  neighboures  of  Huntington,  afore 
said,  Bought  five  Necks  of  meadow  Ling  next  adjoyning 
to  massapeags  Sachems  land :  and  the  above  sd.  Jonas 
Wood  Doth  hereby  ingage  himself  for  and  on  the  behalfe  off 
his  Neighbours,  to  pay  or  cause  to  be  paid,  unto  y®  abov. 
sd.  sachem  of  meantaquit,  twelve  coates,  twenty  howes, 
twenty  hatchets,  twenty  knives,  ten  pounds  of  powder, 
ten  pounde  of  lead  and  on  great  Cettell  and  on  hatt, 
present  in  hand.  And  doth  further  promise  to  give  to  the 

[*Jonas  Holdsworth  was  an  educated  Englishman  and,  as 
far  as  we  know,  the  first  schoolteacher  in  Huntington.  He  was 
at  one  time  Town  Clerk.  He  seems  to  have  been  here  at  one 
period  and  in  others  at  Southold  and  Southampton.  His 
house  and  lands  were  probably  located  at  the  "Old  Town 
Spot,"  the  eastern  part  of  what  is  now  the  Village  of  Hunting- 
ton.—C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  II 

above  ^^  Sachem,  every  yeare,  a  Coat  for  six  years,  next 
ensuing  the  Date  hereof : 

And  the  abov  sd.  Sachem  Waindance,  for  and  in  consid- 
eration of  the  these  abov  sd.  goods.  Doth  give  full  Rite 
and  proprietie  to  the  afore  sd.  Jonas  and  his  Neighbours 
and  theere  heyrs  for  ever  to  all  the  s**  five  Neckes  of 
meadow,  and  will  free  them  from  all  Claims  and  titles  that 
any  other  may  Lay  thereto  in  witness  whereof  Booth  par- 
ties Interchangably  put  to  thir  hands  this  fist  day  of  June 
1657.* 

X 
In  the  presents  ol  Waindance  Marke 

Lion  Gardener  Sachem  of  Meantaquitt 

Thomas  Tallmage 

Benjamin  Price 

This  may  witness  to  all  that : 

keeossechok  the  sachem  of  *  secoutok  have  Resigned  up 

all  that  Right  or  Interest  hee  might  any   wayes  lay    unto 

the  neckes  of  mcdowe  expressed  above  in  this  wrighting 

and  so  confirm  the  bargan  and  full  of  the  mantakit  sachem 

as  witness  my  mark. 

KEEOSSECHOK  X 

his  mark. 

[*This  was  the  first  Indian  deed  of  lands  on  the  South  Side 
of  Huntington.  It  was  made  by  Wyandance,  the  Grand 
Sachem  of  all  Long  Island,  residing  at  Montauck,  and  by  the 
Chief  of  the  Seucatogue  Indians,  in  occupation.  This  deed, 
like  all  others  conveying  Necks  only,  took  in  the  meadow  lands 
lying  between  the  "Old  Indian  Path"  and  the  South  Bay, 
being  the  Necks  extending  into  the  Bay.  The  grantee  was 
Jonas  Wood  "  of  Halifax,  "  and  the  purchase  was  for  the  bene- 
fit of  a  number  of  persons  to  whom  the  lands  were  afterwards 
divided  These  Necks  were  located  on  the  Great  South  Bay, 
about  midway  of  the  shore  line  of  the  present  Town  of  Baby- 
lon, between  Sumpwams  and  Copiague  Necks  The  value  of 
the  premises  was  chiefly  in  the  salt  grass  these  meadows  pro- 
duced, and  as  "English  hay"  was  unknown  to  this  country  for 
the  first  century  after  its  settlement,  salt  hay  was  highly  valued 
and  was  carted  to  all  parts  of  the  town  from  the  South 
Meadows  — C.  R.  S.] 


12  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

In  p'^esents  of 
John  stiklings 
Samuell  fferman 
as  witness  the  mark  of 
Ambrus  Sutton  X  the  mark 
of  Richard  Brush  x 

Recorded  in  the  office  in  New  York  the  2^  day 
of  November  1667  Matthias  Nichols  Sec. 
{Ftle  25.) 


[INDIAN  DEED  OF  HALF  NECK.] 

[1657,  July  23.] 

This  Writing  testifieth  an  agreement  and  bargain  made 
between  Jonas  Wood  of  Huntington,  Long  Island,  the 
one  party,  and  Wyandance  the  Sachem  of  Mantokett  and 
Keetoseethok  Sachem  of  Secotaug  the  other  part  Wit- 
nesseth  that  the  abovesaid  Jonas  Wood  hath  bought  for 
himselfe  one  Half  neck  of  Medow  Lying  betwixt  a  river 
that  bouns  the  Necke  bought  by  the  Inhabitants  of  Hun- 
tington eastward  and  so  to  Trees  that  are  marked  being 
next  joining  to  Massapegs  Sachems  Land  and  the  afore- 
said sachem  Wyandanse  and  Keetoseethok,  for  and  in  Con- 
sideration of  one  new  gun  and  one  Pistol  and  two  pounds 
of  powder  received  now  in  hand  as  in  full  satisfaction  for 
the  aforesaid  Meadow,  doth  hereby  give  full  right  and 
propriety  unto  the  aforesaid  Jonas  Wood,  and  unto  his 
Heirs,  executors,  administrators  or  assigns  forever,  unto 
the  aforesaid  Half  Neck  of  Medow,  and  the  aforesaid 
Sachem  doth  engage  themselves  and  promise  that  they 
will  free  the  said  Meadow  from  all  Claims  and  titles  or 
Chalinges  whatsoever  that  any  other  Indian  or  Indii^ns  or 
any  other  may  lay  thereunto,  that  so  the  aforesaid 
Jonas  Wood  and  his  Heirs  may  enjoy  the  said 
Land  peacably   in   Witness  whereof   both  Sachems  have 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  I3 

set  to  their  Marks  and  signed  this  bargain  and  sale  this  23* 
July   1657 

Signed  in  the  presence  of 
John  Stickline 
John  Lum 

his  mark 

Wyandance  Sachem  x  of  Maun- 
takett 

his  murk 

Keetosethok  Sachem  C,  of  Seguc- 
taug. 

This  further  doth  witness  and  confirm  that  the  aforesaid 
Sachems,  spacified  in  this  writing,  hath  granted  and  doth 
give  the  aforesaid  Jonas  full  right  to  fence,  build  or  plow 
or  sow,  English  grain  or  Corn  upon  the  foresaid  Half-neck 
herein  specified,  as  witness  their  own  hands  and  marks  with 
their  own  hands. 

his  mark 

In  the  presence  of  Wyandanse  A.  A.  Mant- 

his  mark 

Christopher X  Bush  okett  Sachem 

This  is  a  true  Copy  of  the  original  deed  extracted  by 
Thomas  Powell,  recorder.* 
{Mle  No.  26,  a.  and  Court  Bee,  p.  294.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     MATHEWS  AND  WOOD.] 

[1658,  (about).] 

The  deposition  of  mark  mags  taken  befor  Jonas  wood, 
this  deponent  sayeth  that  about  agust  in  the  yere  58  or 
when  we  ware  a  weding  of  Indian  corn,  Thomas  mather 


[*This  neck  was  west  of  and  adjoining  the  five  necks  hereto- 
fore purchased. — C.  R.  S.] 


14  HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 

cam  to  this  deponent  and  desired  hem  to  hellp  abord  a  but 
of  rum  and  a  pip  or  2  of  windes  that  jonas  wood  and  Ed- 
ward highbe  had  bought  of  his  cosen  and  this  deponent 
went  to  mr  mathues  house  and  he  desired  him  to  hellp  in 
with  pipe  of  rum  and  a  pip  or  2  of  windes  which  jonas  wood 
and  Edward  higbe  had  bought  of  hem  and  so  this  deponent 
did  goe  and  hepe  in  with  them  then  this  deponent  asked 
mr  mathers  if  he  had  don  and  Mr  Mathewes  answared  stay 
he  colld  not  tell  and  this  deponent  and  jonas  wood  and 
Mathews  sate  downe  and  Mr.  Mathwes  sayd  to  Edward 
higbe  com  hellper  and  they  2  went  a  sid  that  is  to  say  Mr 
Mathews  and  Edward  higbe  and  we  sate  to  gethar  and 
take  a  pip  of  tobackow  so  when  Mr  Mathews  and  Edward 
higbe  had  ended  thayr  discorse  thay  had  them  hoyst  in  the 
rest  of  the  wine  and  this  deponent  furthar  sayeth  that  he 
undar  stod  no  partnarship  betwixt  them  thre  but  only  that 
Ead  higbe  and  jonas  wood  had  boute  a  pip  of  rum  and  a 
pipe  or  2  of  sacke  and  that  without  referanc  to  any  part- 
narship with  Mr  mathues.* 
{Court  Rec.,p  13.) 

[*This  item,  in  connection  with  others,  shows  that  a  trade 
had  already  sprung  up  between  Huntington  and  the  East  India 
Islands  in  which  the  return  cargo  was  rum,  wine  and  sack. 
Mathews,  Higbee  and  Wood  were  engaged  in  this  trade.  Mark 
Mags,  or  Megs,  was  a  noted  character.  He  was  the  son  of 
Vincent  Megr,  who  settled  in  Mass.,  and  died  there  in  1658. 
Savage  says  that  Mark,  being  rather  wild,  removed  to  Long 
Island  and  is  not  mentioned  again.  His  wife's  name  was  Avis. 
He  once  owned  the  first  mill  here.  In  a  subsequent  paper  he 
states:  "Whereas  I  Mark  Megs  have  grown  ancient  and  desire 
peace  and  quiet  and  desire  to  move  to  Stratford,"  &c.  He 
prboably  ended  his  days  in  Stratford. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 5 

[CONFIRMATION  OF  INDIAN  DEED  OF  HORSE 
(LLOYD'S)  NECK.] 

[1658,  May  14.] 

I  Wyandanck,  Sachem  of  Meantacut  do  confirm  the  sale 
aforementioned  of  the  tract  or  neck  aforementioned,  com- 
monly by  the  English  called  Horse  Neck,  sold  by  Ratiocan, 
Sagamore  unto  Samuel  Mayo  &  Comp'y  aforementioned, 
and  do  promise  and  oblige  myself  and  successors  to  main- 
tain the  said  sale  and  title  thereof  forever  unto  Samuel 
Andrews,  his  heirs,  administrators  or  assigns,  as  being  the 
true  repurchasers  thereof  from  said  Samuel  Mayo  and 
Comp.y;  and  at  any  time  upon  demand  to  make  unto  said 
Samuel  Andrews,  his  heirs,  executors  administrators  or 
assigns  a  more  firm  deed  according  to  law  if  required,  and 
in  witness  of  the  truth  and  for  full  confirmation  hereof, 
have  hereunto  set  my  hand  this  14^''  day  of  May,  1658  at 
Shelter  Island. 

This  is  the  mark  ofxWvANDANCK 

Sachem  of  Maantacut. 
This  is  the  Mark  of  xSusakatucan 
This  is  the  Mark  ofxSAiMoi* 

Indian  Witnesses. 

Witness  by  us 
John  Ogden 
Richard  Odel 
Nathaniel  Sylvester. 

This  Confirmation,  together  with  the  within  written  deed 
from  the  Indians  were  entered  and  recorded  with  record 
of  the  Massachusetts  Colony  of  New  England  the  first  of 
September,  1658. 

Per  Robert  Howard. 


l6  HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 

Recorded  in  New  York-in  the  office  the  3*^  day  of  Octo- 
ber 1685. 

Matthias  Nicholls,  Secry. 
Copy  from   records  of  the    Manor   of  Queens   Village 
"  vellum  book  "  and  entered  in  page  54,  3^^  book  of  Massa- 
chusetts colony  Sept.  i,  1658.* 
{File  Lloyd's  Neck  Papers,  B.) 


[INDIAN  DEED  OF  THREE  NECKS,  SOUTHSIDE.] 

[1658,  Aug.  17.] 

Agust  the  17  day  1658. 

Bee  it  knowne  untoall  men  By  this  writing  That  I,  wyan- 
dance,  sachem  of  pammanake,  or  by  the  English  called 
Long  Island,  doe  By  these  acknowledg  to  have  sould  to 
Henry  Whitnee  of  huntington,  for  the  use  of  the  whole 

[*The  way  that  Samuel  Andrews  acquired  title  to  Lloyd's 
Neck  appears  by  the  following  extract  from  the  records  of  the 
Manor  of  Queens  Village  "vellum  book  :" 

"  1658  May  6.  At  Oysterbay  Samuel  Mayo,  Daniel  White- 
head, and  Peter  Wright  convey  Horse  Neck  to  Samuel 
Andrews,  Merchant  of  London,  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of 
one  hundred  pounds.  The  witnesses  to  this  were  John  Saffin, 
John  Pickenson,  and  Anthony  Wright.  The  deed  is  entered 
and  recorded  in  the  office  of  the  Notary  Public  of  the  Mass. 
Colony,  Sept.  1658  in  page  54  of  3rd  book  of  Records.  " 

Huntington  was  at  that  time,  and  had  been  from  the  first 
settlement,  in  possession  of  this  Neck  and  so  continued  until 
1665,  claiming  it  all  the  while  under,  and  as  within  the  descrip- 
tion, of  its  first  or  "  old  purchase  "  deed  by  Ratiocon,  or  Ras- 
eocon  as  often  spelled,  the  local  chief  of  the  Matinecock  tribe. 
Huntington,  however,  had  no  confirmation  of  its  deed  by  the 
Grand  Sachem  Wyandance,  though  it  sought  in  vain  to  pro- 
cure it.  It  was  the  above  confirmation  by  Wyandance  to  Mayo 
and  others,  that  was  subsequently  made  the  chief  pretext  for 
defeating  the  title  of  Huntington  to  the  Neck.  Andrews,  as 
soon  as  he  bought  the  Neck  of  Mayo  and  others,  immediately 
procured  this  confirmation. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  \J 

Town  of  Huntington,  1  say,  I  have  sould  to  him  for  them 
three  whole  neck»  of  medow  Land  Lying  on  the  southward 
side  of  theire  towne  and  westarly  from  the  six  necks  which 
wee  Bought  Befor,  these  three  necks  of  messepeake  Land 
I  say  I  for  my  selfe,  and  my  heirs  for  ever,  have  sould,  as 
above  mencioncd,  and  have  sent  my  agent  Cheaconoe  to 
deliver,  upon  condicions  as  foUoweth  :  first  they  shall  pay, 
or  cause  to  bee  paid  to  mee,  or  my  assigns,  these  ffollowing 
goods  punctually,  that  is,  first  twelfe  coats  ech  coate  Being 
too  yards  of  tucking  cloath,  twenty  pounds  of  powder, 
twenty  dutch  hatchets,  twenty  dutch  howes,  twenty  duch 
knives,  ten  shirts,  too  hundred  of  muxes,  five  paire  of 
handsom  stockings,  one  good  dutch  hatt,  and  a  great  fine 
Loking  glas,  and  for  Choconoe,  for  his  wages  and  going  to 
marke  out  the  Lande,  shall  have  for  himselfe  one  coat,  fower 
pounds  of  poudar,  six  pound  of  led,  one  dutch  hatchet,  as 
alsoe  seventeen  shilling  in  wampum,  thay  must  send  by 
Chockanoe,  which  being  punctually  paid,  then  shall  I  dcclar 
this  deed,  which  shall  bee  for  the  free  and  quiet  possession 
of  them  and  theire  heaires  forever  and  in  the  mene  time  it 
shall  Remaine  in  the  hands  of  Lyon  gareden  :  in  witnes 
where  of  wee  have  here  to  set  our  hands  the  day  above 
written. 

Witness 

Richard  Brush 
Ambros  Suten 

Huntington,  Receved  this  23  of  May  1659,  from  the  Inhab- 
itants of  Huntington  full  satisfaction  and  payment  for  the 
medow  I  sould  Last  to  them  which  my  man  Chochenoe 
marked  out  ffor  them  which  joynes  to  that  neecke  that 
Belongs  to  Mr  Stikland  and  Jonas  Wood  and  soe  goes  west 
ward  soe  ffar  as  Chakenene  hath  marked  being  purchased 
In  august  Last  which  was  1658  witnes 

CHEKENOWXhis  mark 
SASAKETAWUHXhis  mark, 


1 8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

the  mark  of 
AmbrosxSutten, 
the  mark  of 
Richard  x  Brush 

Wyandance 
mark     o     o 
X 
The  mantak 
Sachem 
Tacpowsha  his 
X 
mark.* 
{File  No.  27.) 


[DIVISION  OF  LANDS] 


[1659] 

1659     After  wee  y*"  Inhabitants  of  huntington  by  means  oi 

maineta sachem  had  bought  a  sertaine  number  of 

necks  of  medowe  at  y^  south  side  of  y"  Island  :  of 
seaquetauke  &  massapage  Indians  and  have  paid  for 
them.  The  towne  then  disposed  of  these  necks  to 
particular  men  of  the  towne  by  y''  hundreds  as  there 
Rule  of  dissposing  of  Land  was  :  and  that  haulf  neck 

[*Takapousha  was  the  chief  of  the  Marsapeague  Indians  who 
occupied  the  Southwest  part  of  Huntington.  In  another 
paper  he  put  it  on  record  that  it  "grieved  his  heart"  to  make 
this  deed,  but  he  was  compelled  to  do  so  by  Wyandance,  the 
Montaque  chief  and  Lyon  Gardiner.  It  was  necks  of  meadows 
only,  but  was  soon  followed  by  a  deed  of  the  uplands.  Henry 
Whitney,  the  grantee,  was  a  man  of  note  among  the  first  set- 
tlers here  and  he  officiated  in  the  church  here  before  there  was 
any  regular  minister  employed.  These  three  necks  of  land 
were  located  west  of  and  adjoining  the  six  necks  previously 
purchased  and  extended  westward  to  the  Oyster  Bay  line. 
The  one  adjoining  Oyster  Bay  Town  was  the  subject  of  litiga- 
tion, further  on. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  19 

which  was  massapage  Indian  land  called  by  them 
tatamunehese  weare  for  thomas  weeks,  william 
Rogers,  Richard  ogden,  Jonas  wood,  bartholoma 
smith  and  Henry  whisson  amounting  to  sixteen  hun- 
dreds this  haulf  neck  did  belong  to  y''  above  named 
men  to  devide  amongst  them  selves  for  their  share 
which  they  did  :  sum  amendment  was  afterwards 
given  upon  santipauge  by  the  town  to  Jonas  wood, 
thomas  weeks  and  Henry  whisson  of  the  same  haulf 
necke  above  said.* 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  143.) 


[1659,  Jan.  13.] 

Mr  leverg  cleared  the  town  of  their  ingagment  consern- 
ing  thar  not  doing  the  dam  at  the  tim  be  for  the  cort  the 
13  of  January  ;    59.f 

[Toivn Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  344.) 

[*This  was  a  valuation  in  a  certain  number  of  hundred 
pounds  upon  a  given  tract  and  a  division  proportionate  to  the 
amount  of  money,  goods,  or  services  paid  or  rendered.  The 
land  was  not  immediately  divided  and  the  separate  parcels 
taken  possession  of,  but  certificates  or  records  of  the  divisions, 
were  issued  or  made,  which  entitled  the  holder,  to  his  share, 
to  be  vested  in  him,  or  his  heirs  or  assignees,  at  a  future  time, 
by  either  resolutions  at  Town  Meetings  or  by  action  of  the 
trustees  of  the  town  in  later  years. — C.  R.  S.] 

[fMr.  William  Leverich  was  the  first  minister  in  Hunting- 
ton. He  was  born  in  1608.  He  came  in  the  "James"  from 
London  to  New  England  in  1633.  Preached  at  Boston,  Pisqua- 
tagua,  Plymouth,  Duxbury  and  Sandwich,  and  came  from  the 
latter  place  to  Oyster  Bay  about  1653. .  He  first  came  to  Hun- 
tington about  1657,  possibly  earlier,  and  was  the  only  minister 
here  until  1670.  He  died  at  Newtown,  1694.  He  built  the 
first  mill  at  Huntington,  and  this  paper  refers  to  an  agreement 
concerning  the  construction  or  repair  of  the  mill  dam,  con- 
nected with  this  mill,  and  it  was  on  what  is  now  known  as  Mill 
Dam  Lane,  at  the  head  of  Huntington  Harbour. — C   R.  S.] 


20  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[FURTHER    CONFIRMATION   OF  INDIAN  DEED 
OF  HORSE  (LLOYDS)  NECK.] 

[1659,  February  i.] 

Oyster  Bay  Feb'y  the  first  1659. 
Whereas  it  manifestly  appeareth  by  sundry  and  clear  by 
due  proof  that  Wyandank  my  father,  Great  Sachem  of 
Meantieut  and  also  of  Long  Island  did  confirm  and  sub- 
scribe unto  a  bill  of  sale  made  betwixt  Samuel  Mayo,  Peter 
Wright  and  Daniel  Whitehead  of  the  one  part  and  Ratio- 
can  and  Aspapam  of  the  other  part  concerning  a  tract  of 
land  lying  and  being  to  the  north  side  of  Huntington 
bounds,  commonly  called,  distinguished  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Horse  Neck.  Thes  are  therefor  to  certify  all  and 
every  person  and  persons  whatsoever  that  I  Rioncom,  son 
to  the  afors''  Sachem,  being  by  both  English  and  Indians 
ordained  and  acknowledge  Chief  Sachem  in  his  place,  do 
by  virtue  hereof,  ratify  and  confirm  all  and  every  act  and 
acts  by  my  father  formerly  confirmed. 

The  mark  X  Rioncom  [seal.] 

Testes  :  The  mark  of  xChacanico.    The  mark  ofxPocAN- 
ACKE,  Anthony  Wright,  John  Richbell." 

Copy  from  the  records  of  the  Manor  of  Queens  Village 
"vellum  book,"    and  entered  in  page   54,  3'^  book  of  the 
Massachusetts  Colony,  Sept.  i.,  1658.* 
{File  Lloijd's  Neck  Papers  C.) 

[*Wyandance,  the  great  chief  of  all  Long  Island,  a  shadowy 
and  broken  power,  had  passed  away,  and  his  son  Rioncom 
had  succeeded  him,  and  the  people  of  Huntington  still  held 
possession  of  Horse  Neck  in  spite  of  all  hostile  deeds.  An- 
drews, to  still  further  strengthen  himself,  procured  this  fur- 
ther confirmation. — C.  R.  S.j 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECO,RDS.  21 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1659,  March  10.] 

Record  of  Johnathon  Rogers 

At  a  Town  meeting  of  y*"  Inhabitants  of  huntington  :  March 
y"  loth  1659  It  was  granted  Jonathon  Rogers  That  he 
should  have  all  y*^^  mcdow  that  fals  within  y''  Range  of  his 
hous  Lott :  To  him  and  his  heirs  for  ever.  This  a  true 
Copy  talcen  out  of  y''  old  book  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk  : 
Aprill  27th  1683.* 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1.  p.  147  J 


[INDIAN   DEED,  CONFIRMATION  OF 
HALF  NECK.Jt 

[1659,  ^^^y  12.] 

May  1 2th  1659. 

Bee  it  known  unto  all  men  by  this  present  writing  y*  I 
Wiandancc  Sachem  of  paumanuck  doe  grant  and  confirm 
unto  Jonas  Oood  alias  hallifax,  that  halfe  neck  of  land 
which  hee  all  Ready  hath  in  possession  and  hath  built  upon 
I  say  I  doe  fully  sell  and  Confirme  unto  him  and  his  hcires 
for  ever  so  to  act  and  dispose  off  as  hee  shal  best  see  cause 
soe  that  he  may  improve  y*  halfe  neck  from  y"  water  along 

[*Some  of  the  descendants  of  Jonathan  Rogers  claim  to  trace 
his  ancestry  as  follows  :  son  of  Noah,  who  was  a  son  of  Joseph, 
who  was  a  son  of  Thomas  a  passenger  in  the  Mayflower,  1620, 
who  was  the  son  of  John  of  Dedham,  who  was  the  son  of  Noah 
of  Exter,  who  was  the  son  of  John  the  Martyr,   1555. — C.  R.  S.l 

[fThe  premises  here  described  seem  to  have  been  included 
in  the  former  purchase  by  Jonas  Wood  from  the  Secetaque  In- 
dians of  what  was  called  "that  half  neck."  It  probably  involv- 
ed a  dispute  between  the  Massepagne  and  Secetaque  tribes  as 
to  ownership, — C.  R.  S.] 


22  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

y^  Creeke  unto  the  high  way  y'  headeth  it  and   for   Con- 
firmation   hereof  wee  eave  sett  our  hands  and  markes. 
signed  sealed  and  The  Sachem  X  his  mark 

dehvered  in  y«  pre-  '•''  '""'' 

sents  of  us.  Weeaycombonex 

David  Gardiner  The  mark  of 

Jeremiah  Conkling  X 

Lion  Gardiner  Bebesechack 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  the  orriginall  extracted     By 

Thomas  Powell 

Rec^ 
(Mle  No.  26,  and  Court  Rec,  p.  295.; 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[i66o,  Feb  4.] 

At  a  towne  meting  the  4  of  February  1660  :  it  was  a  greed 
that  Timothy  Conklen  shalle  keepe  both  his  own  horn  lots 
and  his  fathers  and  to  lay  down  all  Comonig  and  medowe 
be  longing  to  his  own  hous.* 

It  wase  all  so  a  greed  at  the  sam  Town  meeting  that  the 
widow  portar  should  have  one  acare  ol  medow  joyning  to 

[*Timothy  Conklin  was  the  son  of  John  Conklin  who  came 
from  Nottinghampshire,  England  to  Salem  ;  from  Salem  to 
Southold,  and  thence  to  Huntington.  Timothy  and  his  broth- 
er John,  Jun.,  and  perhaps  others  settled  in  Huntington  and 
were  the  ancestors  of  those  of  the  name  here  now.  John  Strick- 
land (called  Goodman  or  justice),  was  in  Massachusetts  as  early 
as  1630,  and  probably  came  with  Winthrop.  Thomas  Benedict 
was  the  son  of  William  Benedict  who  came  from  Nottinghamp- 
shire, England,  about  1639,  and  married  Mary  Bridgham,  a  pas- 
senger in  the  same  ship  he  came  in.  Thomas  Benedict  came 
from  Southold  to  Huntington  but  soon  moved  to  Norwalk, 
Conn.,  where  there  are  now  numerous  descendants.  These  men 
were  practically  nominated  justices  here  and  appointed  at  Hart- 
ford, Conn.,  as  Huntington  at  this  time  acknowledged  the 
jurisdiction  of  Connecticut. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  23 

Tho.  Skudars  2  akers  occupying  it  so  longe  as  she  liveth  in 
the  towne. 

jSIr.  Stricklon  and  Jonas  wood  and  Thomas  Benidicke  ware 
chosen   magistrates   and   Jonas    Holdsworth    Clarke    for 
Towne  and  Corte  and  Joseph  Jeninges  marshall. 
(Town  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  347.; 


(1660,  April  5.) 

The  5th  of  aprell  1660  old  latern  tole  Mr.  wood    it   wase 
well  if  he  did  not  sit  in  the  stockes  first.* 
(CourtRec.p.  27.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.    JOINING  CONNECTICUT.] 

[1660,  April  10.] 

The  10  of  aprill  1660 
in  a  town  meeting  it  being  put  to  vote  conseinmg   joyning 
to  a  jeurisdiction,  the  major  vote  was  for  to  be  under   con- 
iticot  jeurisdiction. 

Mr.  Nicklos  wright  of  osterbay  do  acknowUeg  that  whar 
as  i  sed  Mr.  Salltan  of  osterbay  was  a  knafe  and  that  I  would 
prove  hom  so  I  do  in  for  this  presenc  acknowleg  that  i  did  do 
hen  rong  in  speaking  so  unadvisedly  in  speaking  that  which 
had  no  ground  for  and  do  forth  with  promis  to  pay  in  part 

[*According  to  Savage,  Richard  Latten,  or  Latting,  came 
from  England  to  Boston  in  1638.  He  was  in  Hempstead  in 
1653,  afterwards  in  Oyster  Bay,  and  here  in  1660  with  his  son 
Josiah,  and  remained  here  until  about  1660  or  1663,  when  he 
was  expelled  from  the  town  for  refusing  to  acknowledge  the 
supremacy  of  the  New  Haven  Government.  He  had  offended 
Mr.  Wood,  a  Justice  of  the  peace,  who  claimed  the  office  under 
the  Connecticut  jurisdiction,  was  threatened  with  punishment 
in  the  stocks,  but  boldly  intimated  that  Mr.  Wood  would  get 
there  first.— C.  R.  S.] 


0^ 


24  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  the  charg  and  trobell  i  have  put  hem  to   that   is   to   say 
Mr.  Sallton  lo  shilling  toward  the  charges.* 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  345. j 


[COURT   RECORD— TRIAL   OF   MARY  SUTTEN.] 

[i66o,  April  13.] 

Aprill  the  13  :   1660. 
Mary  siiten  indited  to  the  corte  for  kepenig   and   alltaring 
the  property  of  the  goodes  of  lide  higebe  and  likewise   for 
having  corispondence  with  Mr.  Mattnes  his  negar   in    pill- 
faring. 

gorge  sotton  indited  likewise  of  being  acesary  thare  unto 
is  conserning  the  goods  of  Lide  higbe. 

the  deposition  of  mary  tites  this  deponent  sayeth  when  she 
com  to  the  mell  she  mete  with  mary  soten  which  wase  a 
making  a  cote  which  the  deponent  take  to  be  all  coten  and 
it  was  in  2  peses  and  she  asked  mary  soten  what  she  make 
that  cot  of  and  she  sed  it  was  a  curtayn  and  the  deponent 
teke  so  much  notes  of  it  that  it  was  not  all  to  gathar  news, 
.the  deposition  of  Lide  higbe  this  deponent  sayeth  that  she 
went  to  her  bedestede  and  found  4  bisketes  and  she   asked 


[*From  the  first  settlement  down  to  this  time,  and  a  few 
years  later.  Huntington  was  practically  free  from  the  control 
of  any  outside  government.  New  Netherlands,  with  its  head- 
quarters at  New  Amsterdam,  Manhattan  Island,  tried  to  en- 
force its  authority  here  but  the  people  had  never  acknowledg- 
ed Dutch  authority,  and  had  managed  their  affairs  in  their  own 
way.  The  claim  was  now  put  forward  that  Long  Island  was 
within  the  grant  to  Connecticut  and  the  people  here  gladly 
sought  the  protection  of  the  Connecticut  Colony  from  Dutch 
pretensions  ;  sent  deputies  to  Hartford  and  acknowledged  its 
authority  until  1664,  when  the  English  conquered  aud  over- 
threw the  Government  of  New  Netherlands,  and  under  a  grant 
and  charter  to  the  Duke  of  York,  Col.  Richard  Nicholls  took 
possession  and  enforced  the  obedience  of  the  people  here  to 
the  Colonial  Government  of  New  York. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  2$ 

her  dafter  mary  how  thos  bisket  came  thar  she  sed  she 
colld  not  tell  but  mary  soteii  cam  and  sed  they  ware  herses 
but  this  deponent  knoweth  not  how  she  com  by  them  and 
further  she  testifieth  she  herd  mary  soten  speke  to  gorge 
for  bisket  sevriall  times  and  he  sed  he  had  none  about  him 
then  she  spake  to  him  to  bring  som  the  next  tim  he  com 
and  he  toulld  her  it  may  be  he  would. 
The  confession  of    Mary  seton  before  Mr.    Sticklon  jonas 

wood,  thomas wase  her  waskot  wase   made  of  a  cote 

an  that  her  cote  was  mad  parte  of  a  pece  of  cloth  broute 
out  of  the  tray  by  her  mother  and  the  other  parte  of  a 
pese  of  cloth  boute  of  Mr.  leverige  and  likewise  she  owned 
that  she  had  a  cortayn  that  was  lade  higbes  but  she  sed 
she  boroud  it  and  likewise  confesed  that  she  never  cared 
it  home  agayne  but  sed  it  wase  borent  by  her  fathers 
menes  being  at  worke  nere  the  fir  with  his  ax  strok  it  in 
the  fiar  and  so  it  wase  borent  in  parte  and  the  rest  wase 
throwen  a  bout  the  house  and  so  lost  she  knew  not  what 
became  of  it. 

the  verdit  of  the  corte  thay  find  threw  her  own  confesion  and 
witnes  broitin  to  the  corte  it  is  ordered  that  Mary  seton 
shall  make  full  satisfackcion  for  the  curtayn  detayned 
acording  to  the  worth  of  the  other  curtaynes  and  that 
mary  soten  shall  be  brout  forth  the  next  trayning  day  and 
that  on  to  be  apinted  by  the  magestrates  to  proclayme  be 
for  the  towne  the  crimes  proved  against  her  i.  her  keping 
away  and  alltaring  the  proparty  of  the  goodes  of  lide 
higbee  and  2  that  she  have  intesrted  and  used  arguments 
with  a  manes  sarvant  to  play  the  thefe  and  stell  from  his 
mastar  that  she  might  be  the  resever. 

and  the  cort  se  case  to  find  good  man  seton  gilltie  in  to  he 
up  houlld  his  dafter  in  so  sinful  and  evell  a  way  and  mayn- 
tayneing  her  thar  in  bv  arguements  of  fallshod  and  for 
which  he  is  to  give  publick  satisfackcion  befor  the  trayn 
band  next,  or  this,  pay  20  shilling. 
{Court  Rec.  p.  14,  5.) 


26  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[COURT  RECORD.  EDWARD  HIGBEE'S  ESTATE.] 
[1660,  May  12.] 

the  12  of  may  it  wase  agreed  by  the  Corte  to  demand  the 
will  out  of  Jonas  wood  his  hand  which  will  belonged  to 
Edward  higbee  it  wase  allso  agreed  by  the  sam  corte  that 
Thomas  weeke  Edward  Tredwell  John  Tilot  shall  take  an 
inventary  of  the  estate  which  is  eqlent  belonging  to 
Edward  Higbee  which  inventory  is  to  be  taken  the  next 
second  day  being  the  14  of  may  in  the  yere  1660. 
it  was  allso  agreed  by  the    sam   cort  that  thos   that  are  to 

[*"  Lide  "  Higbee  was  the  wife  of  Edward  Higbee  who  then 
resided  at  the  head  of  Huntington  Harbor  near  where  George 
W.  Scudder  now  resides. 

This  is  inserted  as  a  sample  of  the  Court  proceedings  of  the 
times  ;  and  not  as  having  any  special  value  otherwise.  There 
are  in  the  book  entitled  "Court  Records"  the  recorded  minutes 
of  about  thirty  trials  between  1659  and  1664,  before  Justices  of 
the  Peace.  Such  as  relate  to  title  to  land  are  printed  in  this 
volume,  but  the  most  of  them  relate  either  to  civil  actions  for 
debt,  or  contract  or  criminal  prosecutions  for  assault,  slander 
or  other  minor  offences,  of  no  interest  now,  except  purely  in  a 
historical  point  of  view.  The  Court  also  exercised  power  of 
probate,  the  proof  of  wills  and  settlement  of  estates. 

There  is  no  intimation  in  the  records  that  the  courts  of  this 
period  were  controlled  by  any  written  laws  unless  it  might  be 
some  town  meeting  regulations. 

They  certainly  did  not  recognize  the  Dutch  laws.  The 
magistrates,  being  Englishmen,  recognized  the  New  England 
jurisdiction, and  at  this  time  probably  applied  the  unwritten  com- 
mon laws  of  England,  as  far  as  they  understood  it,  and  adopted 
its  methods  of  procedure.  After  the  conquest  in  1664,  when 
Gov.  Nichols  entered  Manhattan  Island  and  promulgated  the 
"  Duke's  Laws," — an  elaborate  system  of  jurisprudence,  under 
the  authority  of  the  Duke  of  York, — these  laws  controlled  the 
courts,  and  there  are  a  large  number  of  cases  of  which  minutes 
are  found  in  the  volume  above  referred  to,  entitled  Court 
records,  covering  the  period  between  1664  and  1690.  The 
"Duke's  laws"  continued  to  be  the  laws  here  with  a  few  modifi- 
cations until  about  1690.  The  well  thumbed  volume  containing 
them  in  manuscript,  is  now  in  the  Town  Clerk's  Office,  and 
was  used  in  all  Courts  here  for  a  long  period  of  years. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  2/ 

prise  the  estat  of  Edward  higbee  that  thay  shall  leve 
sufisient  unprised  as  to  leve  his  wife  on  sent  of  clothes  for 
evry  day  and  on  seute  for  Lordes  dayes  and  allso  that 
which  is  convenient  to  cloth  the  children  that  is  to  say  to 
paralel  with  thar  mothar. 

it  wase  allso  ordered  by  the  same  corte  that  Thomas 
skidmor  Junear  wase  to  have  the  disposing  of  Edward 
higbees  4  children  tell  thay  are  of  age  to  provide  for  them 
sellves  in  case  theyr  father  by  his  coming  se  notj  case  to 
allter  what  the  cort  base  don.* 
{Court  Beep.  16.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     RICHARD  LATTING 
BANISHED.] 

[1660,  June  28.] 

the  28  of  June  1660 
It  wase   voted  and   agreed  at  a  town  meetin  that  ould 
Latent  shalle  take  away  his  catell  out  of  this  town  bounds 
within  a   fort  night   or   14   days  or   pay  to    the    town   10 
shilling  a  head. 

[*Edward  Higbee  seemed  to  have  been  engaged  with  Capt. 
Mathews  and  Jonas  Wood  in  a  vessel  trading  with  the  West 
India  Islands,  carrying  barrel  staves  thither  and  bringing  back 
rum,  sack  &c.  Probably  he  was  absent  on  a  voyage  and  was 
assumed  to  have  died  abroad,  hence  the  proof  of  his  will  &c. 
That  he  did  return  is  shown  by  the  fact  that  he  was  after- 
wards, in  the  same  year,  a  party  to  two  lawsuits  in  the  town, 
unless,  as  is  possible,  it  was  his  son  Edward  who  was  the 
litigant.— C.  R.  S.] 

[fThis  is  Richard  Latting,  referred  to,  who  was  expelled  for 
refusing  to  recognize  Connecticut's  authority  over  Huntington. 
The  Court  at  Hartford  subsequently  made  an  order  expelling 
him  from  its  jurisdiction  on  account  of  "  turbulent  conduct." — 
C.  R.  S.] 


28.  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

All  SO  itt  wase  ordered  at  the  sam  meting  that  oulld 
lating  is  to  bring  his  catell  and  show  them  to  2  men  home 
the  town  shall  apint  be  fore  he  drive  them  away  or  to  pay 
5  poundes. 

it  was   all  so   voted  that   Thomas  Ski"dmore   and  jonas 
alldar  shall  make  a  rate  for  the  skull  housef   and  for  woli^ 
*     *     *  and  all  detes  as  consarn  the  town. 
{Tow7i  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  344.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1660,  Oct.  15.] 

it  was  a  greed  at  a  towne  meting  the  15  of  Ocktobar  1660 
that  goodman*  brush  shall  keepe  the  ordinary  so  long  as 
hee  do  carry  on  his  p  *  *  *  as  he  ought  that 
thar  be  no  just  cans  for  the  town   to   chaing  thar  mindes 

likwis further    ordered      that    no     man    shall 

w this  town  drawe  any  lickars  by  re         *         * 

*         *         salle  of   it  unless  it  be and  not 

under  upon  the  forfet  of  *****  * 
that  thay  shall  so  drawe. 

Toivn  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  347. 

[fThis  is  the  first  mention  of  the  building  of  a  school-house. 
It  was  probably  located  at  "the  Old  Town  Spot"  near  where 
"Goose  Green"  now  is. — C.  R.  S.] 

[|The  wolf  rate  was  an  annual  tax  raised  out  of  which  to  pay 
rewards  for  killing  wolves,  the  skins  of  the  animals  having  to 
be  produced  to  entitle  the  party  to  the  reward. — C.  R.  S.] 

[*  "Goodman"  was  a  term,  or  prefix,  indicating  that  the 
person  was  of  more  than  ordinary  prominence  as  a  citizen  and 
was  usually  applied  to  persons  of  considerable  age.  Thomas, 
or  Goodman  Brush  was  born  about  16 10,  and  came  from 
Southold  to  Huntington  about  1656-7.  He  left  children  ; 
Thomas,  John,  Richard  and  Rebecca,  who  all  settled  in  Hunt- 
ington. Thomas,  Sr.,  is  believed  to  be  the  ancestor  of  all 
the  persons  of  the  name  of  Brush,  now  in  Huntington.  The 
"ordinary"  was  in  those  days  a  public  house  or  hotel.  He  was 
the  first  keeper  of  the  "Ordinary"  mentioned  and  this  is  the 
first  excise  law  here  of  which  we  have  any  record. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  29 

[COURT  RECORD.     THOMAS  SCUDDER  vs. 
EDWARD  HIGBEE.] 

[1660,  Oct.  17.] 
Thomas  Skodar  plainive  against  Eadward  higbe  defend- 
ant in  an  ackcion  of  defamasion  to  the  daniag  of  a  hundred 
pound  the  pkiintivc  deckiimcth  that  Eaclward  higbe  hase 
charged  hem  that  he  and  his  wife  are  both  in  fere  oi  thur 
lifes  of  the  plantifc. 
the  defendant  ownes  the  cnarg. 

the  17  of  ocktto.  1660. 
thomas  skodar  plaintive  against  Eadward  higbe  defendant 
in  an  ackcion  of  slandar  to  damag  of  twenti    pound  the 
plaintive  declamcth  that  the  defendant  charged  hem  with 
the  houlding  of  hem  by  the  throt  hallf  an  oure,  the  deposi- 
tion of  good  Laten  he  deposeth  that  good  higbe  sed  that 
thomas  skoddar  tok  hem  by  the  throt  and  helld  hem  hallf 
an  ouar  or  thar  about  and  all  most  throtelled  hem. 
for  the  first  ackion  of  the  cost  Thomas  skodars  Eadward 
higbe  is  to  give  publick  satisfackcion  or  pay  the  Skoddar 
five  poundes  with  the  cost  and  charg  of  the  cort. 
for  the  second  the  cort  finds  for  the  pla*  that  the  defendant 
shall  give  publock  satisfac'  or  pay  20  shilling  and  all  so  to 
pay  10  shilling  for  his  ly  with  the  cost  and  charge  of  the 
cort.* 

{Court  Rec,  p.  2S.) 

[*This  was  Thomas  Scudder,  Jr.,  son  of  Thomas  Scudder,  Sr., 
who  is  believed  to  have  b)een  a  son  of  Dr.  Henry  Scudder,  who 
presided  at  a  Convention  of  clergymen  appointed  by  order  of 
the  King,  at  Westminster  Abbey,  England,  in  1643.  Thomas 
Sr.,  came  from  Groton,  England,  in  1636.  His  wife's  name  was 
Elizabeth;  and  he  settled  at  Salem,  Mass.  in  1642,  and  died 
there  in  1657,  leaving  children,  John,  Thomas,  Henry  and 
Elizabeth.  John,  Thomas  and  Henry  came  to  Huntington  via. 
Southold  about  1653  to  6.  Thomas  was  a  farmer  and  tanner. 
He  settled  near  the  head  of  Huntington  Harbor  and  died  in 
1690.  His  homestead  has  remained  in  his  descendants  to  the 
present  time  and  is  now  owned  by  Geo.  W.  Scudder  and  John 
R.  Scudder.— C.  R.  S.] 


30  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1660,  Oct.  18.] 

The  18  of  ocktober  1660 

it  was  a  gred  that  the  towne  will  mend  the  hy  waye  between 
the  towne  and  the  south  and  to  begin  on  the  marow  so  far 
as  the  hy  way  is  in  generall  and  who  ever  is  wanting  for 
€veri  days  work  thay  shall  do  a  days  work  and  a  halfe  in 
such  worke  in  the  towne  as  shall  be  apointed  to  them  by  2 
men  agreed  upon  by  the  towne  and  if  any  man  refeus  bemg 
abell  to  go  to  marow  he  shall  pay  fife  shillinges. 
[Town  Meetings,  Vol  1,  p.  345.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1660,  Oct.  19.] 

it  was  voted  and  agreed  at  a  town  meting  the  19  of   ock- 
tober 1660  that  the  inhabitans  shall  have  libarti  to  fall  whit 
ookes  in  any  part  of  the  towne  bounds  exsept  in  any  manes 
propriaty  for  the  making  of  pipstaves.* 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  345.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     WILLIAM  LUDLAM  vs. 
HENRY  WHITNEY.] 

[1660,  Oct.  25.] 

at  a  courte  held  in  huntington  octobar  25.  1660: 

William  ludlam  in  an  action  of  the  case    against    henery 

whitnc  defendant. 

[*Quite  a  trade  had  sprung  up  with  the  Barbadoes  and  other 
Islands  for  the  sale  of  barrel  staves  about  this  time.  The  staves 
being  used  in  the  manufacture  of  casks  for  rum  and  other 
liquors. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  3 1 

The  plantif  declars  aganst  the  defendant  for  breach  of 
covenant  or  covenants  made  by  the  defendant  to  or  with 
Mr.  Leverich  his  eyers  or  assigns  concerning  the  mill  the 
non-parformance  whereof  hath  bin  to  his  greate  Damage  to 
the  valou  of  one  hundred  pound  starling  : 
first  branch  of  the  second  covenant  found  broken  formrly : 
second  brance  pleaded  as  broken  by  the  defendant  that  he 
had  not  eused  all  posable  menes  to  goodman  web  or  som 
other  men  the  defendant  answer  he  did  git  a  work-man  in 
the  spring  to  ben  the  mill. 

the  plaintiff  pleads  the  2  brance  broken  because  the  de- 
fendant did  not  git  good  man  Webe  to  be  the  man  or  at 
leaste  one  of  them  that  did  ben  the  mill, 
defendant  answer  he  was  not  bound  absolutely  to  good 
man  webb  but  to  any  other  suffeciant  work  man  :  and 
therefore  he  did  erly  in  the  Spring  send  to  henery  lininton 
by  Mr.  Stickling  to  come  to  ben  the  mill :  atestcd  by  him 
the  defendant  presents  the  detarmynasion  of  sargant 
hubbard  and  John  simons,  touching  the  mill  and  ther  de- 
tarminasion.* 

The  vardit  of  the  Courte  in  this  acsion  runs  thus  they  finde 
the  tenor  of  the  covenant  runs  expresly  boeth  in  the  first 
and  second  branch  of  it  that  the  defendant  is  bound  to  git 
goodman  webb  to  ben  the  mill  if  posable  he  cann  &obtayne 
him  therfore  we  thus  conclude  that  the  defendant  must  still 
euse  all  posable  menes  to  obtayne  him  and  to  doc  it  accord- 
ing to  his  direction  or  else  git  him  to  doe  it  for  him  unles 
good  man  ludlam  and  the  defendant  can  agree  otherwise 
or  the  defendant  cannot  git  goodman  webb  then  any  other 
approved  workman,  which  we  finde  answers  the  covenant 

[*This  was  the  first  flour  mill  built  in  Huntington  and  was 
located  on  "Mill  Dam  Lane."  "Goodman"  Webb  was  a  mill- 
wright living  at  Stamford  or  Norwalk,  Conn.  The  Mr.  Leverich 
referred  to  was  William  Leverich,  the  first  minister  in  Hunting- 
ton, he  having  sold  the  mill  to  William  Ludlam.  The  latter 
brought  the  suit  for  damages  for  breach  of  contract. — C.  R.  S.] 


32  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

and  that  the  defendant  must  pay  so  much  charge  of  courte 
as  he  must  have  payd  at  the  quarter  courte  namely  6s.  the 
acsion  and  other  charge,  the   rest   must   be   borne  by  the 
plaintif  as  unnessesarry  charge. 
(Court  Bee.  p.29.) 


[1660,  Oct.  26.] 

a  second  acsion.  comenst  by  William  ludlam  plainetif 
against  henery  whitne  defendant  in  an  acsion  of  trespas  for 
breking  the  mill  and  grinding  severall  times  without  his 
leve  to  his  greate  damage. 

the  defendant  deny  the  breking  of  the  mill  but  confesed 
he  opened  the  dore  :  and  went  and  ground  his  corne,  his 
famely  being  all  sick  none  abell  to  beate,  he  went  to  inquire 
for  the  kei  but  could  not  her  of  it  for  he  was  gone  to  the 
south  and  his  famely  with  himselve,  being  like  to  famish  he 
was  constraynd  to  do  it :  yet  notwithstanding  he  gave  the 
miller  his  just  towle  :  the  vardit  of  the  courte  in  this  acsion 
is  this  they  finde  the  defendant  was  nessisitated  to  y'  he  did 
and  the  plaintif  sufered  no  damage. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  30.) 


[WILL  OF  HENRY  SCUDDER.] 

[1661,  Jan.  25.] 

The  last  will  and  Testament  of  Henry  Scuddar  late  of 
Huntington,  Deceased,  Made  the  25  of  January  1661. 

I  Henry  Scudder  being  in  right  understanding  and  per- 
fect memory,  Do  Dispose  of  my  estate  as  ffolloweth  :  first  I 
make  my  wife  Catherin  Scudder  my  whole  and  sole  execu- 
tor and  to  foure  of  my  Children  (viz)  Moses,  David,  Mary 
and  Rebeccah  Scuddar,  I  do  give  ten  pound  a  peece  ;  to 
each  of  them  And  to  my  oldest  sonne  Jonathan  Scuddar  I 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  33 

do  give  a  Duble  portion  (to  wit)  twenty    pounds   together 
with  y^^  house  and  Lands  w*^  his  Grandfather*  left  him  (by 
will)  And  ail  this  their  severall  portions  I  do  appoint  to  be 
paid  to  them  out  of  my  Estate  by    my    said    Executor,   as 
they  shall  come  to  age  or  at  the  Day  of  their  Marriages. 
This  is  my  whole  minde  &  will. 
Witnessed  upon  Oath 
by  Henry  Whitney 

Edward  ffrencham. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  bO.) 


[INVENTORY  OF  GOODS,  &c.  OF  EDWARD 
TREDWELL.] 

[1661,  Jan.  30.] 

The  30th  of  January  1661. 

An  Inventory  of  the  goods  &  estate  of  Edward  Tredwell 
late  of  Huntington  Deceased  ;  given  in  by  his  Wife  beeing 
upon  Oath  ;  And  valewed  by  ffoure  Men  Chosen,  and  ap- 
pointed by  Authority,  (viz)  William  Smith,  Thomas 
Weckes,  John  Conklin,  &  John  Titus,  The  vallew  where  of 
amounteth  to  two  hundred  eighty  five  pounds,  (sterling)* 

The  Widow  having  a  third  part  thereof,  commeth  to 
Ninety  five  pounds.  And  the  six  Children  having  the  res; 
divided  among  them,  each  Childs  portion  cometh  to  thirty 

[*The  "Grandfather"  was  Jeffrey  or  Geffrey  Esty,  whose 
daughter  Catherine  married  Henry  Scudder,  the  father  of  Jon- 
athan Scudder. — C.  R.  S.] 

[f  Edward  Tredwell  is  believed  to  have  been  a  son  of  Thomas 
and  Mary  Tredwell,  who  came  from  London  to  New  England 
in  the  "Hopewell"  in  1635.  Edward  came  here  ,via.  Southold 
about  1659,  perhaps  earlier.  He  married  Phoebe,  a  daughter 
of  Epenetus  Piatt.  John  Tredwell  was  a  brother  of  Edward 
TredwelL— C.  R.  S.] 


^ 


34  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

one  pound,  thirteen  shillings  foure  pence  his  oldest  Sonne 
having  had  som  thing  given  him  by  his  fiather  in  his  life 
tiem, 

Doth  in  this  estate  but  share  equally  with  y'  rest  of    the 
Children. 

(  Court  Eee.  p.  50.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1 66 1,  Feb.  8.] 

at  a  Town  Meeting  of  the  Inhabitants  of  Huntington. 
Feb.  8,  1 66 1  it  was  concluded  and  agreed  that  all  the  rates 
now  made  shall  be  gathered  and  payed  between  this  day 
and  the  15th  of  March  next  insueing  upon  the  penalty  of 
ten  shillings  to  be  forfeited  to  the  rate  gatherer  if  he  dis- 
charge his  trust  by  making  demand  of  every  inhabitant;  & 
for  his  neglect  in  his  office  in  not  making  seasonable  de- 
mand, he  is  t(j  forfeit  five  pounds  to  the  town  ;  at  w^hich 
time  Jonathan  Rogers  was  chosen  Rate-gatherer. 

[Copied  from  original,  boimd  with  C,  Records.] 
(TowH  Meeting.'^,  Tol.  1,  2j.  351.     Coxii't  Eec,  p.  b2.) 


[166 1,  March  30.] 

It  was  ordered  by  the  Court  March  y''  30th  61. 

s      d  d 

That  a  warrent  shall  be  10  ;  4  y''  making  &  6  serving. 

s     d  d 

A  Tachment  18  ;  6  y"  making,  &  12  y''  serving   An    Exe- 
s     d    d  d 

cution     2  ;  6,  6  v'  making,  &:  2  y'  Destress. 

(Court  Jiec, p  30.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  35 

(COaRT  RECORD.     ESTATE  OF  SAMUEL 
WHEELER.) 

(1661,  May  I.) 

Bee  it  known  unto  all  Men  by  these  pr^'ents  That  I  Moses 
Wheeler  of  Stratford  in  the  Jiirisdicktion  of  Connecticut, 
(having  taken  administration  of  the  goods  and  Lands  of 
Samuell  Wheeler  my  kinsman  late  of  Huntington  Deceas- 
ed) Doe  hereby  binde  my  selfe  my  heairs,  Executors,  and 
administrators  to  y''  Court  of  Huntington,  in  the  Summe 
of  eighty  pounds  sterling  to  Dispose  of  the  sd.  estate  of  y'" 
sd.  Samuell  Wheeler  (his  kinsman  Deceased)  according  to 
his  minde  and  will  so  farre  forth  as  hee  Did  expresse  it,  at, 
or  before  his  Death  ;  (viz)  to  Mariem  Wheeler  y''  Daughter 
of  y''  sd.  Moses  Wheeler  five  pounds  ;  to  his  sisters  Chil- 
dren if  shee  have  any  ;  or  to  her  if  shee  have  none  twenty 
pounde  ;  and  twenty  shillings  to  a  Neiger  Boy  of  Mr. 
Mathews  ;  And  to  secure  the  rest  of  his  estate,  (all  Just 
Debts  being  Discharged)  in  his  owne  hands  (if  no  further 
Demande  be  made  by  any  that  are  nearer  of  kinne)  the 
terme  of  three  years  ;  ffor  the  true  performance  whereof  I 
Do  hereunto  set  my  hand,  this  twenty  first  Day  of  May 
1661. 

MOSES  WliELER. 


The  1 2th  of  Aprill  1661. 
An  Inventory  taken  of  the  Estate  of  Samuell  Wheeler  late 
of  Huntington,   Deceased,  by   Richard   Ogden   &   Joseph 
Smithe,  both  of  y""  same  plantation  ;  being  prized  by   them 
as  ffoUoweth. 


36  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Imprim,  the  house,  Lande  &  accomodations 
"         one  two  yeare  Mare 
"         one  horse 
"         two  Cowes 
"         one  yeare  old  Calfe 
"         one  two  yeare  steare 
"         five  swine  &  a  halfe  swine 
"         one  Bed  &  wearing  Cloths 
with  some  other  small  things 

Suma.     66    GO    oo 
(Court  Beep.  51. j 


£ 

s. 

d. 

20 

00 

00 

o8 

00 

00 

09 

00 

00 

10 

00 

00 

01 

10 

00 

02 

10 

00 

05 

10 

00 

09 

10 

00 

(COURT  RECORD.     ESTATE  OF  JONATHAN 
PORTER.) 

(166 1,  May  I.) 

Know  all  men  by  these  p''sents,  that  I  Giles  Smith  of  flfair- 
field  ;  doe  binde  my  selfe,  my  Heires,  Executors  and  Ad- 
ministrators to  pay  unto  the  three  Daughters  of  Jonathan 
Porter  late  of  Huntington  Deseased  (viz)  Elizabeth,  Eunis, 
and  Mary  ;  or  to  their  Heires  (in  Case  that  any  of  the  sd. 
three  sisters  Die  before  their  Mother)  the  full  and  Just 
summe  of  twenty  pounds  sterling,  at  the  Decease  of  their 
Mother  Eunis  Smith.  Which  sd.  twenty  pounds  the  sd. 
three  sisters,  Elizabeth  Eunis,  and  Mary,  with  the  Appro- 
bation of  their  Husbands  ;  Do  accept  of,  for  full  satisfac- 
tion for  what  portions  was  left  them  by  their  ffatheres  last 
will  and  testament  ;* 

[*Jonathan  Porter  died  in  Huntington  iu  1660.  He  was  at 
Salem,  Mass.,  in  1636,  and  came  to  Huntington  about  1654. 
Eunice  Porter  married  James  Chichester  ;  Elizabeth  married 
Edward  Harnet,  and  Mary  married  Stephen  Jarvis,  all  then  res- 
idents of  Huntington.  The  widow  of  Jonathan  Porter,  Eunice, 
married  Giles  Smith. — C.  R.  S.J 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  37 

In  witnesse  whereof  I  Do  hereunto  set  my  hand,  this  twen- 
ty first  of  May  1661. 

Testese  Giles  Smith. 

Jonas  Houldsworth  Clerk. 
(Court  Beep.  49.; 


(TOWN  MEETING.) 


(1661,  Dec.  2.) 

At  atowne  meting  the  2  of  desambar  1661. 
Mr.  Sticklen  and  WilUam  Smith,  thomas  benidick  ware 
chosen  by  the  townes  consent  to  end  any  differance  be- 
tween naybar  and  naybar  in  and  by  every  waye  untell  the 
next  court  of  election  (or  session)  at  harford  and  in  case 
the  dehnquent  refuse  to  apare  before  them  to  answar,  it  is 
the  townes  mind  that  either  of  them  shall  have  power  to 
grante  a  warant  or  warants  to  compell  him  or  thay  to  make 
thare  aparance  and  stand  to  the  a  ward  and  all  so  it  is 
agreed  that  the  plantive  and  defendant  shall  have  liberty 
to  chuse  either  of  them  a  man  to  have  the  hering  and  thar 
vote  desiding  the  mater  in  difference  betwext  them  and  in 
case  thare  bee  any  crimmall  case  committed  by  any  person 
or  persons  of  the  towne  or  any  stranger  that  shall  com  to 
towne  and  any  way  transgrese  thay  above  menciond  have 
powr  to  send  for  examin  and  punish  ackording  to  the 
quality  of  the  crime  and  allso  these  three  above  mencioned 
to  have  power  to  call  in  such  as  they  thinke  mete  to  asist 
them  in  the  matar  depending,  and  also  it  was  agreed  that 
in  habitans  shall  have  against  strangars  and  strangars 
against  inhabitants  the  benefit  of  this  authoryty  will  so  fere 
as  they  author)'ty  will  reache. 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol  1,  p.  346-8.; 


^S  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1662,  Feb.  10.] 

ffebuerary  the  loth  1662. 

at  a  town  meetting  it  was  this  day  ordered  that  the  bootte 
should  bee  sent  to  Conitucott  Rivers  mouth  to  fech  Cap- 
tine  Seele*  to  this  Towne  upon  the  Townes  choose  and 
that  to  be  sent  the  first  opurtunity.  Secondly  it  was  the 
same  day  ordered  that  Thomas  weekes  and  Thomas 
Joanesf  should  doe  their  best  to  by  a  house  and  land  in  the 
Towne  to  be  and  continue  the  Townes  for  the  use  and 
beniffit  of  y*^  ministrey  there  in  to  enttertain  a  minisster 
at  the  same  Towne  meting  Thomas  Skudder  wase  chosen 
by  the  Towen  To  calle  for  an  atachment  and  deliver  it  to 
the  Cunstabell  for  to  *  *  *  *  prize  or  Seese  upon 
the  house  and  Land  which  wase  Samuell  whellams  desesed 
for  an  order  broken  by  moses  whellar  whidh  ordar  wase 
made  the  6  of  July  1661 

{Toivn  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  354.) 

[*Robart  Seely,  at  one  time  owned  Eaton's  Neck  and  land 
on  West  Neck.  His  wife,  Mary,  was  a  sister  of  the  cele- 
brated Capt.  John  Manning.  He  was  killed  in  an  Indian  War 
in  New  England  about  1675. — C.  R.  S.] 

[fThomas  Joanes  is  believed  to  be  identical  with  a  person 
of  this  name  at  Elzing,  in  Norfolk,  England,  who  left  Ipswich 
for  N.  E.  with  William  Andrews  1637,  in  the  "John  and  Dora- 
tha,"  as  appears  in  "Hotton's  Lists."  He  married  Catharine 
Esty,  widow  of  Henry  Scudder.  He  was  probably  a  brother 
of  Rev.  John  Joanes.  See  Trumbull's  Colonial  Records. — 
C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  39 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1662,  Feb.  19.] 

At  a  towne  meting  being  The    19  of  febary  1662.     John 
lome  Jeames  Chichester*  were  chosen  deputies  for  to  send  iN 

to  the  Corte  of  election  helld  at  harford  next  may  being  in 
the  yeare  1663. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1.  p.  350.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1662,  Feb.  19.] 

At  a  Towne  meting  the  19  of  feberary  1662.  it  was  agreed 
by  the  magar  vote  that  if  any  of  the  inhabitants  of  hun- 
tington  shall  aftar  the  last  of  march  next  insewing  shall 
ither  by  way  of  gifte  or  paye  do  give  or  sellc  entartane- 
ment  to  Richard  Laten  for  more  than  the  spase  of  on 
weeke  every  person  so  ofending  shall  pay  forty  shillinges 
fine  for  ever)^  time  he  shall  ofend  in  brakeing  this  order 
made  for  the  pease  of  the  Towne. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  353.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     GRANT  TO  REV.  \VM. 
LEVERICH.] 

[1662,  June  7.] 

at  a  towne  meting  of  the  inhabitents  of  huntington  aboute 
the  7th  of  June   1662  :  it  was  agreed  and  by  vote  granted : 

[*James  Chichester  was  the  son  of  James  Chichester,  Sr., 
who  was  at  Taunton,  Mass.,  in  1643,  and  Salem  in  1650.  The 
name  was  originally  spelled  "  Circencester."  James,  Jr.,  resid- 
ed at  Huntington  Harbor. — C.  R.  S.] 


40  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

that  Mr  Leverich  shall  have  all  the  meddow  y*  lyes  aboute 
cowharbor  on  boeth  sides  the  creeke,  for  his  yerly  benifit, 
so  lang  as  he  continue  the  minester  of  huntington.* 
{Tow7i  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  350.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1662,  June  7.] 

June  the  7th  1662  :  it  was  this  daye  ordered  that  thar  shall 
be  no  foote  way  through  goodman  chichesters  lot ;  nor 
shall  any  person  or  persons  have  liberty  to  pass  y*^  waye  as 
formerly  withoute  leave :  upon  the  penalty  of  paying  all 
damages  that  shall  be  done  in  the  same  house  lott  in  come 
or  otherwise : 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p  346.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     APPLICANTS   FOR   SETTLE- 
MENT TO  BE  APPROVED.] 

(1662,  July  6.) 

July  the  6th  1662. 

it  is  this  day  ordered  by  the  townesmen  of  Huntington 
that  no  man  possing  house  or  lands  in  this  town  shall  not 
at  any  time  sell  or  left  or  any  way  alinatte  any  part  of 
such  houses  or  lands  to  any  man  or  woman  but  such  as 
shall  be  aproved  of  by  such  men  as  the  towne  have  chosen 
for  that  purpose  p.vided  they  receit  not  such  men  as  are 
honest  as  are  well  approved  of  by  honest  and  xpditious 
men  only    such  men  as  have  bene    freely  entertained    into 

[*These  salt  meadows  were  probably  located  about  the  head 
of  Northport  Harbour. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  4I 

the  towne  as  inhabitants  have  thar  libertie  to  by  and 
whomsoever  shall  breake  this  above  mentioned  order  shall 
pay  10  ten  pound  to  the  towne.  the  men  chosen  by  the 
towne  to  aprove  of  such  as  shall  be  presented  to  them  are 
as  followeth. 

Mr  Leverge.        Will  Smith 
Thos.   Weekes,    John   Lum, 
Goodman  Jones,  James  Chi- 
CHESLER   and    Jonas  Wood. 
Likwis  it   was  ordered    at   the  same  towne    Metting  that 
James  Chichester  shoulld  keep  the  ordinary  the  town  Chos 
him  and  he  exepted  of  it. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  354.) 


[TOW^N  MEETING.] 

[1662,  July,  16.] 

At  a  towne  meting  of  the  inhabitants  of  huntington  July 
i6th  1662.  it  was  ordered  that  what  man  soever  of  our 
inhabitants  being  legaly  chosen  to  the  ofice  of  a  constable 
shall  refuse  to  serve  for  the  yer  insuing  shall  forthwith  pay 
for  his  refusall  thre  pounds  as  a  line  to  the  towne. 
(Town  Meetuigs,  Vol  \,p.  350.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     THOMAS  MATHEWS  vs. 
JOANNA  WOOD.] 

[1662,  July  29.] 

At  a  Courte  held  in  huntington  July  29th  1662  : 

Mr  Thomas  Mathus  ])laintif  against  Joanna  wood    widdow 

adminestratix  to  Jonas  wood    defendant ;   in  an   acsion  of 


42 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 


debt  for  fifty  four  pound  two  shilling  two  pence, 
the  plaintif  declareth  in  writing 

Mr  John  simons  of  hemstead  apered  to  the  case  as  an 
atornyfor  Joanna  wood  widdow  he  denyes  the  charge. 
Thomas  powell  deposed  sayth,  y'  the  writings  y''  in  his 
masters  books  was  redd  to  good  higbe  or  good  wood  one 
or  boeth  of  them  he  cannot  tell  which  :  viz  :  that  partecu- 
lar  accovuites  his  mas'ter  good  wood  and  good  higbee : 
touching  the  6  pipes  of  wine  and  the  pipe  of  rum  :  when 
it  was  writ  his  master  red  it  to  him  or  them  and  ast  if  it 
wer  well,  and  one  of  them  answered  yes  and  this  was  at 
oyster  baye  in  danill  whiteheds  house  and  he  furder  sayth, 
he  knew  no  other  entery  in  his  masters  books  aboute  wines 
as  touching  them  but  that  before  menshoned  and  furder 
sayth  that  liveing  with  his  master  almoste  nigne  yers  he 
never  knew  his  masters  books  questioned  in  the  leaste. 
Mr  Mathus  tooke  his  oath  that  the  entery  in  his  booke 
touching  the  case  above  entered  is  a  true  entery  and  that 
the  winds  ther  menshoned  was  delevered  aborde  the  boate 
upon  acount  for  Edward  higbe  Jonas  wood  and  him  selff. 
The  verdit  of  the  jury  the}^  finde  for  the  plaintif  that  the 
debt  demanded  is  just  and  due  which  the  defendant  must 
pay  and  forty  shillings  damage  and  court  charges. 

The  jurymen  upon  this  acsion  wer  Tho.  wicks,  Jams 
Chichester  :  Tho.  Jones  :  Richard  williams,  steven  Jarvice  : 
Sam  well  Titus. 

{Court  Reo  p. 34.) 


[DEED.     WILLIAM  JONES  TO  ROBERT  SEELY.] 

[1662,  December  22.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Wm.  Jones  of  New 
Haven  in  New  England  Planter,  in  the  Right  of  my  wife 
Hannah   Jones  otherwise  Eaton  Daughter  of  Theophilus 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  43 

Eaton  Esq.  late  Governor  of  New  Haven  Colony,  deceased, 
unto  whom  the  lands  herein  mentioned  were  given  or 
granted  by  Rusurocon  Sagamor  of  Cutunomack  in  the 
I)resence  of  sundry  Indians 

Have,  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  Fifty  pounds 
Sterling,  Bargained  assigned  sold  and  set  over  and  by  these 
presents  do  bargain  assign  sell  and  set  over  unto  Captain 
Robert  Ciely  .Ml  that  Island  commonly  called  Eat(jn's 
Neck  on  the  Eastward  of  Oyster  Bay  otherwise  Hunting- 
ton Bay  together  with  a  parcel  of  land  upon  Long  Island 
joining  thereunto  to  the  Eastward  called  Oyster  Bay 
otherwise  Huntington  Bay  as  follows,  viz  :  All  Meadows, 
Woods,  ways,  water  courses,  passages,  privileges,  Immuni- 
ties and  aj^purtenances  thereunto  belonging  to  have  use 
and  occupy  possess  and  enjoy  to  him  the  said  Robert  Ciely 
his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever  for  and  in  consideration  of 
the  said  fifty  pounds  by  him  the  said  Robert  Ciely  to  be 
paid  to  me  the  said  William  Jones  my  Executors  Adminis- 
trators and  Assigns  as  follows — viz.  Ten  pounds  sterling 
of  the  said  sum  in  good  current  Pay  with  the  Merchant  on 
or  before  the  25th  of  March  1664  and  ten  pounds  of  like  pay 
yearly  on  the  said  25th  of  March  (at  his  house  in  New 
Haven)  every  year  until  the  said  sum  of  fifty  pounds  be 
fully  satisfied  and  paid  and  I  do  give  the  said  Captain  Ciely 
full  power  to  enter  upon  and  possess  the  said  lands  and 
premises  and  by  law  to  sue  for  and  recover  the  same  from 
any  person  or  persons  unduly  claiming  or  detaining  the 
same  or  any  part  or  parcel  thereof. 

In  Witness,  whereof  we  have  hercimto  interchangeably 
set  our  hands  and  seals  this  22nd  day  of  December  1662. 

(Signed)  W.M.  Jones. 

Sealed  and  delivered  ] 
•in  the  presence  of        { 

William  Cubbell 
Thomas  Hewett  or  Jewett 


44 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Recorded   in   the  Office  at  New 
York  the  12*''  day  of  August  1667.* 
Matthias  NicoU,  Secy. 
{File  Eaton's  Neck  Papers,  A.) 


[DEED.     EDWARD  HARNET  TO  JOHN 

SAMMIS.] 
[1663,  Jan.  20.] 

This  bill  Testifeth  that  I  Edward  harnit  off  huntington 
on  Long  eiland  and  inhabitant  in  huntington  have  Bar- 
goned  and  sould  unto  John  Samwayes  of  the  same  towne 
a  house  and  lot  lynig  at  the  Reare  of  Thomas  brush, 
Reareing  at  the  mil  pond  for  the  some  of  ten  pounds  with 
al  the  accomidacons  Belonging  there  unto  as  a  lot  of  too 
hundred  pounds  :  And  doe  here  by  ahnate  it  from  my  self 
eaires  and  assignes  ffor  ever  to  bee  the  proper  Right  of  the 
afore  said  John  Samways  his  heirs  and  assignes  for  ever 
and  Doe  Confirme  the  same  by  seting  unto  my  hand  this 
20th  Day  of  Jenuary  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  1663  in  the 
presence  of  these  witnesses. 

Robert  seely  scrib  Edward  harnett 

Content  Tytus 
this  is  a  true  Coppy  writen 
by  mee,  Joseph  Bayly 
Rec^ 
{Court  Bee,  p  322.) 

[*This  is  the  first  in  the  order  of  date  of  a  series  of  papers 
relating  to  the  title  to  the  soil  of  Eaton's  Neck,  a  title  which 
was  subsequently  disputed  and  litigated  in  the  Courts.  From 
the  papers  and  documents  on  record  it  appears  that  the  Matin- 
necock  Indians  sold  Eaton's  Neck  to  Governor  Theophilus 
Eaton  in  1646.  A  certificate  signed  by  the  Indians,  that  such  a 
deed  was  given  was  recorded  in  New  Haven,  dated  in  1663,  but 
the  original  deed  is  not  found  A  copy  of  the  certificate  is  filed 
here.  The  grantor  in  the  above  deed,  William  Jones,  married, 
as  therein  stated,  Hannah  Eaton,  a  daughter  of  Tlieophikis  Ea- 
ton, and  he  thereby  acquired  the  title  and  by  this  deed  conveyed 
Eaton's  Neck  to  Robert  Seeley — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  45 

(TOWN  MEETING.) 

[1663,  April  6.] 

at  a  towne  meting  the  6  of  Aprell  1663  Captaine  Sella  Jo- 
nas Wood,  Thomas  wekes  were  chosen  by  the  towne  to 
send  thar  names  to  harforde  for  the  Corte  to  Electe  of  them 
for  magestrates. 

at  the  sam  Towne  meting  John  Lome  was  chosen  consta- 
ble 

at  the  sam  towne  meting  Isack  plate  wase  chosen  to  be  the 
mesengar  to  Mr  bonaws. 

at  the  same  meting  Jonas  wood,  Tho.  wekes,  Thomas 
Jones,  Jone  lome,  Edward  harnet  Jeames  Chichester  ware 
chosen  to  chose  fremen  and  Jonas  wood  Tho.  wekes., 
Thomas  Jones,  Tho.  Skidmor  were  chosen  to  wright  the 
letar  to  Mr  bonaws.  Mr.  Jones  his  son 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,^. 353.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1663,  April  27.] 

At  a  towne  meting  the  27  of  Aprell.  1663  it  wase  ordered 
that  all  fenses  that  are  in  generall  either  about  felldes  or 
horn  lotes  are  to  be  sofisently  mended  within  3  days  after 
this  meting  or  else  for  every  rode  thatt  shall  be  found  de- 
fetetive  by  the  men  that  are  chosen  to  vew  the  fense  for 
every  rode  being  not  jodged  sufisent  the  owenar  of  the 
fense  shall  pay  5  shilling  fine  it  was  furthar  ordared  the 
sam  meting  that  for  time  to  com  all  fenses  shall  be  sofis- 
ently  repared  by  the  10  of  March  or  for  every  rod  that 
shall  be  found  defeteive  by  the  vewares  thos  that  thar 
fense  shall  be  unrepayred  the  1 1  of  march  shall  pay  5  shill- 
ing a  rod. 


46  IRNTIXGTOX    TOWN    RECORDS. 

and  at  the  sam  meting  willam  Lodlom  and  Jonathan  Rog- 
ares  ware  chosen  to  ve^v'  the  west  end  fenses  and  Thomas 
skuddar  and  henary  whison  to  vew  the  este  end  fenses. 
the  27  of  aprell  1663.  goodman  Chichester  wase  chosen 
to  be  the  ordinar}'  keeper  and  none  but  he  for  the  entar- 
taynement  of  straingares  and  that  no  towns  man  shall  sell 
any  strong  drinke  to  straingares  by  or  sell  but  the  towns 
men  have  libarty  to  by  or  sell  on  of  a  nothar  or  of  a  stran- 
gar  to  the  quantity  of  a  quart  but  not  undar  upon  the  for- 
fet  of  dubell  the  valine  of  what  thay  so  selle  or  drawe  ithar 
straingar  or  to  wen  dwellar. 

[Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  25.  355  ) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     BOUNDARIES   OF  LANDS 
TO  BE  RECORDED.] 

[1663,  June  I.] 

At  a  Towne  meting  the  i  of  Jeune  1663.  Captain  Sele, 
Thomas  weekes,  Thomas  brush'  Isacke  Plate*  were  chosen 
by  the  Towne  to  take  a  vew  of  all  landes  allredy  layd  out 
in  feldes  and  to  record  the  ownar  and  the  quantity  he  has 
taken  up  in  the  town  booke  and  allso  thes  fowar  men  have 
power  for  to  lay  out  and  to  dispose  of  the  land  a  cordin  to 

[*Isaac  and  Epenetus  Piatt  were  brothers  and  sons  of  Rich- 
ard Piatt,  who  is  claimed  to  have  been  the  common  ancestor  of 
all  of  the  name  in  this  country.  Richard  came  to  America  in 
1638  from  Hertfordshire,  England.  He  was  at  New  Haven  in 
1638  and  died  there  in  1684.  Isaac  and  Epenetus  first  make 
their  appearance  here  about  this  time,  1663,  and  probably  came 
to  Southold  and  then  to  Huntington.  Isaac  married  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Jonas  Wood  and  left  children  as  follows  :  Elizabeth, 
Jonas,  Joseph,  John,  Mary  and  Jacob.  He  died  in  1691.  Epen- 
etus Piatt  married  Phoebe,  probably  a  daughter  of  Jonas  Wood, 
and  left  children  Phoebe,  Mary,  Epenetus,  Hannali,  Elizabeth, 
Jonas,  Jeremiah,  Ruth  and  Sarah.  He  died  in  1693,  after  hold- 
ing many  official  positions. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  47 

fellds  or  hom  Lotes  so  as  may  condus  to  the  most  advanc- 
ing of  thos  as  need  land  to  inprofe  and  so  to  lay  out  as  it 
may  not  prof  presidiciall  to  the  comanes  (as  nere  as  they 
can)  or  town  plat  and  to  record  all  such  landes  so  layd  out 
in  the  towns  booke  and  for  every  acar  layd  out  by  thes 
men  the  person  imploying-  them  are  by  the  magar  vot  of 
the  towne  epovnted  to  pay  six  pence  the  acare. 
{Toion  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  356.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1663,  June  6.] 

at  a  towne  meting  the  6th  of  Juene  it  was  agreed  at  the 
sam  meting  that  the  towne  plat  shall  be  fenced  in  for  the 
generall  good  for  keping  calfes  and  shepe  and  horses  and 
for  the  keping  hoges  out  of  the  towne  and  tow  men  to  be 
chosen  to  mesur  the  ground  to  give  in  what  quaintity  of 
fence  it  will  amount  to  and  Captain  sely  and  good  Finch 
ware  chosen  to  mesuar  the  fence.* 
(Toivn  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  353.) 


[COURT  RECORD.] 


[1663,  July 


this  ordared  by  the  Cort,  hild  the  3th  of  July  1663  for  the 
wrighting  a  warant  4  pence,  and  it  is  furthar  orderd  for 
the  sarving  a  warant  eight  p'"^  an  atachment  eighten  pence 

[*John  Finch,  according  to  ''Hotton's  Lists,"  came  from  Lon- 
don in  the  "George"  in  1635,  then  aged  27.  He  died  here  in 
1685.  Some  of  his  lands  were  sold  at  an  "out  cry"  to  pay  rates. 
— C.  R.  S.] 


48  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

and  sirving  six  pence  writing  an  execution  tew  shilling 
six  pence. 

for  entring  an  axion.  for  the  clarke  2  shillings  six  pence,  for 
witeneses  for  a  man  to  shillings  and  for  a  woman  twelfe 
pence. 

for  the  Jury  for   evry    Action  six  shillinges   and  for  cvry 
Action   hered    by    the    magestrates  or   Commisonars  ten 
shillinges  and  to  the  Cort  six  shilinge. 
{Court  Bec.,q).  37.) 


[DEED  JONAS  WOOD  TO  JOHN  COREY.] 

[1663,  July  7.] 

this  writing  witnesseth  that  I  Jonas  wood  inhabitant  in 
huntington  have  sold  and  made  over  to  John  Core*  of  the 
same  town  all  the  housing  and  land  both  home  lot  and 
comonedg  so  fare  as  belongeth  to  a  hundred  pound  lote 
that  was  formerly  my  father  Edmone  woodes  the  medow 
now  belonging  to  it  excepted,  I  the  afore  sayd  Jonas  wood 
do  by  thes  presenc  and  according  to  the  premises  above 
expresed  fully  make  over  from  me  my  eyers  executers 
administrators  or  assines  unto  John  Core  his  ayers,  execu- 
tors administrators  or  asines  the  afore  mentioned  hous  and 
home  lott  with  all  the  priveledges  there  unto  belonging 
the  medow  excepted  to  Remain  free  from  any  clayme  or 
molestation  of  me  or  my  ayers  for  ever,  and  the  afore  sayd 
John  Core  is  to  take  possession  of  the  hous  now  and  of 
the  land  at  mikellmus  or  so  soon  as  the  crope  is  of,  witnesse 
my  hand  this  7th    of  July     1663    Jonas    wood,    witnesse 

[*John  Corey  seems  to  have  been  a  man  of  considerable 
influence.  He  came  from  Southold  to  Huntington.  He  mar- 
ried Mary  Cornish,  who  survived  him.  His  children  were 
Mary,  Abigail,  Elizabeth,  John,  Martha,  Elnathan,  Thomas 
and  Abraham. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  49 

ROBART  Seelye,  thos.   skidmor  ;    this  is  A  true  Coppye 
Extracted  out  of  the  originall  by  me.  John  Core. 

Recor**. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  327.) 


[CERTIFICATE  THxVT  A  DEED  OF  EATON'S 
NECK  WAS  GIVEN  TO  THEOPHILUS 
EATON  IN  1646.] 

[1663,  Aug.  17.] 

This  Recorded  at  3'  Desire  of  Robart  seelie. 

We  whose  names  are  under  written  doe  afirme  ^  testifie 
that  Resorokon  sagamore  of  Ketanomocke  of  Long  Island 
now  called  by  the  English  Huntington  Did  give  c^  grant 
to  Theophilus  Eaton  Esq"^  and  Governer  of  Newhaven, 
(now  deceased)  to  hime  his  heirs  and  assignes  forever  a 
Neck  of  land  lying  on  y"^  east  side  of  Huntington  Harbor 
next  V'  sound  towards  the  Mayne,  together  w*''  a  tract  of 
land  adjoining  to  y""  Bay  called  Cow  bay,  on  the  east  side 
of  it,  Reaching  Westward  to  a  Runlet  of  water  y'  cometh 
into  the  same  Bay  southward,  w'^^''  Runlit  hath  a  gr*  Hole 
w"'  a  gr'  Rock  in  y'^  bottom,  hard  by  the  path  way  y'  goes 
from  Huntington  unto  Neseguanke  &  from  the  head  of  y'' 
Runlit  south    into  y*"  Island  to  v''  middle  of  a  g""'   Plaine 

halfe Breadth  of  y*"  Island,  and  from  y''  s**  Cow    Ba}- 

eastward  it  lyeth  by  the  sea  or  sound  four  or  five  miles  or 
thereabouts  reaching  to  a  little  river  west  to  Nesseynank 
great  River  of  y''  west  side  of  it  called  the  fishing  River, 
and  from  y*"  end  of  y*  River  southward  it  Runs  on  y^  point 
soe  to  y*"  Middle  of  y*  playne  toe  y*  Line  upon  the  Plaine 
^ych  jg  ye  Reare  of  the  land  lieth  east  &  west.  We  doe 
all  affirme  that  Resorocon  above  sd.  was  the  sole  Propretor 
of  it  as  his  owne  proper  Right,  and  did  freely   give  it  to 


JO  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

theophilus  Eaton  then  Govero""  of  Newhaven  as  above  sd. 
with  all  the  lands,  trees,  meadows,  springs.  Rivers,  water 
courses  &  all  other  preveledges  &  appurtenances  belong- 
ing to  y"  sd.  land,  or  any  pt  of  it,  we  afTirme  was  given  as 
above  sd.  to  Mr  Eaton,  his  heairs  cS:asignes  for  ever,  and 
that  this  guift  was  given  as  above  sd.  in  y*"  yeare  1646,  one 
thousand  six  hundred  forty  &  six,  and  to  the  truth  heere-of 
we  Confirme  the  same  by  setting  to  o""  hands  In  the  pres- 
ence of  these  English  Wittneses  this  17th  day  of  Aug'* 
1663.* 

Test  ^'^ 

Abiell  Titus  musxquat 

htr  mark 

EleaserxLeverige  ^'' 

mark  NOSCOSIT  X  """'" 

hi  s  mark 

Waring  X  TOWN 

his  mark 

Saughtxgrum 

his  mark 

NeamsexMaye 

[*As  will  be  noticed  by  the  description,  this  deed  included, 
with  Eaton's  Neck,  all  the  territory  east  of  Northport  Harbor 
to  Smithtown  River,  and  south  to  the, middle  of  the  Island. 
This  was,  as  far  as  we  know,  the  first  purchase  from  the  In- 
dians in  the  boundaries  of  Huntington,  and,  with  the  exception 
of  Southampton  and  perhaps  Southold,  the  first  within  any 
town  in  Suffolk  County.  The  circumstance  that  this  deed  was 
made  to  the  Governor  of  the  Colony  of  New  Haven  reminds  us 
that  the  Indian  deed  to  East  Hampton  was  given  to  Theophi- 
lus Eaton,  as  Governor  of  the  Colony  of  New  Haven,  and 
Edward  Hopkins,  Governor  of  the  Colony  of  Connecticut,  in 
1648.  Mr.  Pelletrau,  in  his  history  of  Southold,  thinks  that  the 
lost  Indian  deeds  to  that  town  were  made  to  Governor  Eaton 
under  the  auspices  and  direction  of  the  general  court  at  New 
Haven.  Such  may  have  been  the  case  here.  There  is  no  evi- 
dence of  any  settlement  under  it  until  after  the  Indian  pur- 
chase of  1653,  embracing  the  territory  on  the  southwest,  but  it 
is  possible  there  might  have  been  inhabitants  there  at  an 
earlier  time. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  5 1 

This  writing  above  specified  &  that  therein  was  witt- 
nissed  by  these  p,tyes  whose  names  are  subscribed  & 
marks,  the  day  &  yeare  above  written. 

Before  me. 

ROBART  SEELY 

This  is  a  true  Record  of   the    Originall   examned  p  mee 
James  Bishop 

secretary. 
Extracted  out  of  New  haven  towne   Records  begun  Aug* 
1662-page    3    at   y*^  end  of  sd.  book  &  agrees  there  of  as 
attested. 

By  me  W™  Jones,  Recor'' 
{File  Eaton's  Neck  papers,  B.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1663,  Oct.  2.] 

at  a  towne  meting  the  2  of  ockto.  bar  1663. 
Calebe  Cornell  and  Tho.  Skidmor  were  chosen  to  make  the 
rate  for  the  pay  for  the  house*  wase  boute  of  M''  Leveridg.f 

[*This  refers  to  the  house  which  the  people  had  at  a  town 
meeting  voted  to  build  for  Mr.  Wm.  Leverich  in  which  "to  en- 
tertain the  ministry." — C.  R.  S.] 

[fThe  first  settlers  of  Huntington,  like  those  of  other  towns  in 
Suffolk  County,  were  Puritans,  and  formed  a  part  of  the  immi- 
gration to  New  England,  impelled  chiefly  by  religious  persecu- 
tion occasioned  by  acts  of  conformity  enforced  by  Star  Chamber 
Courts,  the  Conventicle  and  Test  Acts,  and  other  harrassing  acts 
of  Parliament,  which  continued  until  the  Toleration  Act  in 
1691.  They  held  to  the  doctrines  contained  in  the  Confession 
of  Faith  adopted  at  Westminster,  1642,  and  were  in  church 
government  Congregational  and  so  continued  until  1747,  when 
there  was  a  change  in  part  to  the  Presbyterian  form.  After 
the  English  revolution  of  1688.  the  colonial  governor,  members 
of  his  council,  and  other  officers,  sent  here  from  England,  were 
members  of  the  established  church,  Episcopalians,  and  their 


52  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

at  the  sam  meting  it  wase  voted  and  agreed  that  Mr  Wood 
should  be  fre  from  paying  to  the  charg  of  sending  depetyes. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  356.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1663,  Nov.  2.] 

at  a  towne  meeting  the  2"  of  november  1663  it  was  ordered 
and  agreed  on  by  vote  that  thos  that  bring  in  estates  for 
the  making  of  rates  that  they  shall  bring  in  show  what 
estat  of  catell  horse  cind  or  swine  and  if  any  do  not  bring 
in  all  what  they  leve  out  shall  be  forfited  the  on  half  to  the 
town  and  the  other  half  to  him  or  them  that  give  intilegence 
conserning  any  that  shall  be  defecent  provided  it  be  aprov 
by  thos  that  give  inteligence. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  I,  p.  1.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  GOSBY  TO  JAMES  MILLS.] 

[1663,  Nov.  27.] 

Be  it  known  to  all  men  by  thes  presents  that  wee  John 
and  Mary  Gosby  of  Huntington  one  Long  Island  ffor  a 
valuable  consideration  have  bargened  and  sould  and  by 

official  power  was  exerted  in  most  of  the  towns  to  compel  a 
support  of  the  established  church  by  taxation.  They  never 
succeeded  in  this  as  to  Huntington,  though  Episcopalians, 
Quakers  and  others  bitterly  complained  that  they  were  com- 
pelled to  pay  taxes  on  their  property  to  support  a  Puritan 
church.  The  struggle  against  compulsory  taxation  for  the 
support  of  any  particular  church  establishment  continued  until 
it  was  finally  overthrown  and  church  divorced  from  the  state. 
—C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  53 

thes  prsents  doe  bargin  sell  and  deliver,  unto  James  Mills 
of  Hipscoebay  in  James  River  in  virgina  all  oure  Right, 
title  and  Intrest  that  wee  have  or  had  in  oure  new  Dwelling 
house,  and  home,  Lott  in  the  afforsaid  towne,  bounded  one 
the  south  with  the  Lott  of  Samuell  Titus,  on  the  west  with 
the  woods  one  the  North  with  the  Lott  belonging  to  wattels 
&  on  the  east  with  the  Highway,  together  with  all  Rights 
priveleges  accomondations  proffites  and  Revenues  belong- 
ing there  to  deriving  there  from  as  alsoe  a  sectsond  parsell  of 
Ground  about  three  akers  being  and  Lying  in  the  west 
Commons  ffield  belonging  to  the  said  towne,  being  bounded 
one  the  south  with  such  a  parsell  of  land  belonging  to  Tho. 
Brush  of  the  sade  towne  &  on  the  north  with  shuch  a  par- 
sell  of  Ground  belonging  Caleb  Curwithy  of  the  sade  towne 
and  one  the  easte  &  west  with  the  ffence  of  the  sade  ffield, 
as  alsoe  a  certayne  parsell  of  Meddowe  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Island  to  the  number  of  twelve  akers  lying  in  three 
parsells  that  is  to  say  ffour  Akers  on  the  west  neck  bounded 
on  the  east  ward  with  the  medoe  belonging  to  Timmothy 
Conkling  tS:  to  the  west  ward  with  the  Crick  and  fowr  akres 
of  Meddoe  on  the  next  neck  to  the  estward  lying  betwext 
the  meddoe  belonging  to  Steven  Jarvis  and  Josiah  Latten^ 
and  alsoe  fower  akers  one  the  second  Neck  to  the  Eastward 
of  the  west  neck  bounded  one  the  est  with  Timothy  Conklin, 
Meddow  &  to  the  west  ward  with  wattles  his  Meddow  all 
which  the  afforsaid  Lands  Meddows,  housengs  and  accom- 
mendations  and  preveleges  we  the  affore  saide  John  &  Mary 
doe  by  these  p'^sents  sell  alinate  and  estrange  from  us  our 
hires,  executors  &  administrators  all  our  right,  title  and 
Intrest  unto  the  affores  said  James  Mills  his  hires  exsecutors 
administrators  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hould  ffor  ever 
and  we  doe  allso  by  these  p'sents  Ingage  our  selves  oure 
heires  executors,  administrators  &  asignes  to  save  harmless 
and  Indemnefied  the  said  Mills  his  hires,  executors,  admin- 
istrators &  asignes  ffrom  any  person  or  persons  what  so  ever 
who  may  or  shall  lay  any  Clame  or  title  to  the  af.  said  house 


54  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

or  Land  or  any  parsell  of  the  afore  sade  Land  to  the  In. 
demnefieng  the  sade  Mills  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  or  eithere 
or  quiett  possesion  of  the  afore  sade  Lands  or  hous  in 
wittnes  whareof  wee  have  here  unto  sett  our  hands  and 
seles  the  twenty  seventh  day  of  November  one  thousand 
six  hundred  Sixty  and  three.  The  Mark  of 

sealed,  signed  and  John  X and 

delivered  in  p'sents  of  MaryxGosby* 

William  Ludlam 

Edward  Conquest 
{Court  Bee,  p.  55-6.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  STRICKLAND  TO  GABRIEL 
FINCH.] 

[1663,  Dec.  2.] 

March  the  2  :  1663  : 
Be  it  known  unto  all  men  by  these  p'"sents  that  I  John 
stiklan,  widower,  of  the  towne  of  Crafford,  alias  Jemeco, 
on  long  Hand,  have  bargnd  &  sould  and  by  these  p'sents 
doe  bargin  and  sell  unto  gabriell  Finch,  all  my  acomeda- 
tions  in  huntington,  onely  my  halfe  neck  of  meddow,  ex- 
cepted :  I  say  have  sould  to  him,  his  eyers,  exsekcters,  ad- 
minestrators  and  assigns,  all  my  right  and  titell  of  house, 
house  lott,  barn  yards,  garden,  frute  trees,  with  all  previli- 
ges  and  apurtenances  thereto  belonging,  lying  and  being 
betwixt  Thomas  Scidmore  and  the  lott  y*  was  formerly 

[*John  Gosbee  came  from  Southampton  to  Huntington  before 
1658,  He  was  sent  with  others  by  this  town  that  year  to  pro- 
cure the  confirmation  of  the  deed  by  the  Matinecocks  of  the 
"first  purchase,"  but  arriving  after  Wyandance  had  given  his 
ratification  to  another  deed,  of  a  part  of  the  same  lands,  the 
mission  failed.  His  home  lot  seems  to  have  been  in  West 
Neck.— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  55 

Joseph  Smiths :  with  all  Right  of  Comonage  and  meddow 
as  namely  :  a  lott  of  meddow  upon  the  neck  called  ncgun- 
tetake,  contayning  six  acars  more  or  less,  lying  betwixt  the 
lott  y'  was  formerly  Thomas  Smiths  and  william  ludlams, 
and  also  what  shall  fall  to  the  share  of  a  third  lott  upon  the 
east  neck,  with  all  previliges  thereunto  belonging,  except 
before  excepted,  with  waranty  against,  me  my  eyers,  exec- 
utors, adminestrators  and  assigns  or  any  other  clayming 
any  right  titell  or  interest  to  any  part  or  parcell  thereof  In 
witness  whereof  I  have  sett  my  hand  and  scale  the  day  and 
yere  first  above  writen. 
Witness  Thomas  Bennydick 
Zechariah  Walker 

JohnxStiklan  [Seal] 

his  mark 

{mie  No.  37.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1663,  Dec.  7.] 

at  a  towne  meeting  the  7th  of  desember  1663  at  goodman 
finches  house  it  was  a  greed  to  prevente  the  great  damage 
don  that  at  the  south  to  the  medowes  by  swine  that  every 
man  shall  do  his  best  in  dever  to  fech  home  and  kepeing 
his  swine  between  this  day  and  this  day  to  night  and  in  cace 
he  or  they  can  not  find  them  if  after  warde  they  be  found 
in  or  about  the  medowes  by  ani  other  thay  bringing 
intelygence  to  the  owner  of  them  thay  shall  have  tf  n 
shilling  of  the  owner  of  the  swine  for  thare  labor  and  the 
owner  fourth  with  the  next  day  shall  go  or  send  to  fech 
them  home  and  in  case  such  swine  as  are  feched  home 
returne  to  the  south  againe  the  owner  shall  pay  to  thos  as 
bring  inteligence  as  such  fine  exprest  and  in  case  the  own- 
er   do    not   forthwith    upon    inteligence    given    fech    his 


56  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

swine  horn  from  the  south  for  every  such  swine  found  at 
the  south  2  days  after  intehgence  given 


to  the  owner,  there  shall  be  ten  shilling  forfit  which  the 
owner  of  the  swine  shall  pay  ;  five  shillings  to  him  or 
them  that  find  them  at  the  south  after  notice  given  and  the 
other  five  shillings  shall  be  the  town's,  to  dispose  of  as 
they  think  good. 

[Copy  from  original  bound  with  the  C.  Records.]    . 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  1-3.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  WESTCOTT  TO  THOMAS 
POWELL.] 

[1663,  Dec.  8.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  that  I  John  Westcott  lat  of 
fairfield  Bargained  and  sold  and  doe  by  these  p.sents  make 
over  from  mee  my  heirs  executo"^"  administrate  and  assignes 
for  ever  to  Tho.  powell"-'  his  heyers  executo"  administraf^' 

[*Thomas  Powell  was  prominent  in  all  the  earliest  history  of 
this  town.  He  was  a  Quaker,  and,  though  his  religious  belief 
and  practice  differed  so  widely  from  the  dominant  Presbyterian 
faith  here,  he  exercised  great  influence,  and  at  one  time  or 
another  held  nearly  every  office  in  the  town.  After  considera- 
ble research  I  am  of  the  opinion  that  he  was  the  son  of  Thomas 
Powell,  who,  pursuant  to  a  warrant  of  the  Earl  of  Carlisle,  was 
sent  from  London  to  the  Barbadoes  Islands  in  1635.  He 
probably  came  from  those  Islands  to  Huntington  with  Jonas 
Wood,  of  Halifax,  when  the  latter  was  on  a  voyage  to  those 
Islands  in  the  rum  and  sack  trade,  for  it  appears  by  the  Court 
records  that  he  had,  when  younger,  lived  with  Jonas  Wood 
nine  years.  Near  the  end  of  his  life  he  acquired  and  occupied 
a  large  tract  of  land  on  the  border  of  Queens  County,  near,  or 
including  what  is  now  Woodbury. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  57 

and  assignes  for  ever  all  mv  accomedations  which  Moses 
Hayte  and  m}-  selfe  bought  of  Richard  ogden  in  Hunting- 
ton that  is  to  say  my  house  home  lot  meadow  and  hollow 
Comonage  and  all  previledges  belonging  to  y'  accomoda- 
tion as  alsoe  land  upon  y''  plaines  which  belonged  to 
Richard  ogden  when  I  bc^ught  the  accomodati(jns  of  him 
I  y*^  afore^''  John  doe  bind  my  self  my  heires  and  assignes 
to  Clear  all  Rate  and  taxations  that  shall  bee  demanded 
and  found  from  the  beginning  of  y'^  world  to  this  day  as 
wittness  my  hand  this  8th  of  december  i6C}. 
Witnesses  ^  John  Wescott 

Thomas  Skidmore 
Caleb  Wood 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y'"  orriginall    deed    extracted  by 

Thomas  powell,  Recorder. 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  27.) 


[CAPT.  JOHN  SCOTT'S  PRETENSIONS 
DENOUNCED.] 

[1663,  Dec.  26.] 

Propounded  and  voted  this  26  of  the  12  month  1663: 

It  was  propounded  that,  if  Capt.  John  Scotf"  should 
come  and  command  the  constable  to  warn  a  town-meeting, 
the  said  constable  should  not   obey  him    without  he  shew 

[*Capt.  John  Scott  was  a  bold  and  seditious  adventurer, 
whose  name  appears  more  or  less  in  the  records  of  all  the  towns 
on  Long  Island  at  this  period.  He  pretended  to  have  authority 
to  adjust  the  boundaries  of  this  town  in  its  controversy  respect- 
ing Lloyd's  Neck.  He  made  himself  notorious  by  his  denun- 
ciation of  the  King's  authority  and  of  the  Connecticut  goven- 
ment,  until  he  was  finally  arrested  at  Setauket  and  taken  to 
Hartford,  tried,  and  his  lands  sequestrated.  Huntington  made 
short  work  of  him. — C.  R.  S.] 


58  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

his  commission  impowered  by  his  majesty  King  Charles 
the  Second. 

2.  It  was  voted  that  if  Capt.  John  Scott  should  com- 
mand to  see  our  title  to  the  lands  of  this  town  that  he  should 
not  see  them  unless  he  shew  his  power  to  be  from  King 
Charles  the  Second. 

It  is  voted  that  when  Chiskanoli  come  that  Mr.  Wood 
shall  have  power  to  agree  with  him  and  the  towne  to 
gratifie  him  to  shew  the  boundaries  of  the  necks  of 
meadow  at  the  South  bought  by  the  Town. 

[Copy  from  the  original  recorded  at  p.  43,  of  the  Court 
Records.     Copied    in  the  revision  of  the    Town  Records, 

I873-] 

(Town  Meetings,  p.  5  and  Court  Eec.  p.  27.) 


[ORDER  OF  GOV.  NICHOLS  CONCERNING 
THE  SOUTH  NECKS.] 

[1664,  March  6.] 

Att  the  Generall  Meeting  of  y®  Deputyes  ot  long  Island 
held  before  y''  Governer  at  Hempsteed    march   6th  1664. 
Huntington 
Oyster  bay 

It  is  this  day  ordered  y*  y^  Towne  of  Huntington 
shall  possesse  &  enjoye  three  necks  of  meadow  land  in 
Controversy  between  y"':  and  oysterbay  as  of  Right 
belonging  to  them  they  haveing  y®  more  anncient  Grant  for 
them,  but  in  as  much  as  it  is  pretended  that  Chickano 
marked  out  foaer  Necks  for  Huntington  in  steed  of  three, 
if  upon  a  joynt  view  of  them  it  shall  appeare  to  be  soe,  then 
Huntington  shall  make  over  the  out  most  neck  next  to 
oysterbay  to  y''  inhabitants  thereof  and  their  heirs  forever, 
the  Indians  or  some  of  them  of  whome  each   towne   made 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  59 

their  purchase,  being  personally    present  when  the  view  is 
to  be  made- 


R.  NiCOLLS 


{File,  No.  11.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     JOHN   RICHBELL   AGAINST 

JOHN  CONKLIN.     THE  TITLE 

TO  LLOYD'S  NECK.] 

[1664,  March  10.] 

Mr.  John  Richbell  [  At  the  general  meeting  of  the  deputies 
John  Conklin  \  of  Long  Island  held  before  the  Gov- 

ernor at  Hempstead  March  10,  1664. 
Upon  hearing  the  differences  between  John  Richbell  of 
Oyster  Bay,  and  John  Conkling  of  Southold  concerning  a 
certain  neck  of  land  near  Oyster  Bay,  called  Horse  Neck, 
Mr.  Richbell  making  his  right  appear  by  several  deeds  & 
testimonies,  and  no  sufficient  right  or  title  appearing  to  be 
in  the  said  John  Conkling  or  those  from  whom  and  in  whose 
name  he  claims  ;  it  is  this  day  ordered,  that  Mr.  John  Rich- 
bell is  to  have  possession  of  the  said  Horse  Neck  with  its 

[*This  is  the  first  positive  indication  of  outside  governmental 
authority  in  Huntington.  Township  independence  had  come 
to  an  end.  The  Dutch  power  in  New  Netherland  had  just  been 
broken  and  the  country  conquered  by  the  English.  King 
Charles  II  had  made  his  grant  and  charter  to  the  Duke  of  York, 
granting  New  Amsterdam,  including  Long  Island.  Col.  Rich- 
ard Nicholls,  Governor  of  the  Colony  of  New  York,  had  taken 
possession  and  issued  his  proclamation  commanding  obedience 
to  King  Charles  II.  The  flimsy  allegiance  to  Connecticut 
ceased.  Henceforth  the  Duke's  Laws  were  to  prevail  here,  and 
his  charter  and  grants  by  his  governors  constituted  the  foun- 
dation of  all  title  to  lands.  Indian  deeds  aviiiled  nothing  except 
that  it  was  made  a  condition  of  procuring  the  governor's  grant 
that  the  Indian  "right  owner"  should  be  produced  and  his 
release  given. — C.  R.  S.] 


6o  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

appurtenances  as  of  right  belonging  to  him  &  the  said  John 
ConkUng  nor  any  other  by  or  under  him  are  to  disturb 
him  the  said  Mr,  Richbell,  or  his  assigns  in  the  quiet  and 
peaceable  posesssion  &  enjoyment  thereof: 

Richard  Nicolls 

Whereas  the  matters  in  difference  between  Mr.  Jno. 
Richbell  and  John  Conkling  concerning  a  parcel  of  land 
near  Oyster  Bay,  called  Horse  Neck,  were  at  the  General 
Meeting  at  Hempstead  heard  on  both  parts  and  concluded 
that  Mr.  John  Richbell  had  the  right  to  the  said  land,  for 
which  he  had  then  order  of  possession  :  These  are  to  re- 
quire and  command  you  that  you  immediately  put  Mr. 
Richbell  or  his  assigns  into  possession  of  the  premises,  and 
that  no  person  be  permitted  to  keep  possession  of  part  or 
parcel  thereof  who  pretend  any  right  or  title  from  or 
under  the  said  John  Conkling  ;  for  which  this  shall  be  your 
warrant.  Given  under  my  hand  at  Fort  James  in  New 
York  this  29  day  of  June  1665. 

Richard  Nicolls. 

To  all  Justices  of  the  Peace  High  Constables,  Constables 
Overseers,  or  whom  Elce  this  may  concern.* 

(  Copy  from  the  Becords  of  the  Manor  of  Queens    Village,  ''Vel- 
lum Books'—File  Lloyd's  Neck  papers  D.) 

[*This  was  the  first  suit  of  importance  to  Huntington  under 
the  "  Duke's  Laws,"  and  as  it  was  decided  adversely,  although 
Huntington  people  had  held  possession  of  Horse  Neck  for 
eleven  years,  the  people  here  were  not  well-disposed  toward 
the  new  government  and  tried  unsuccessfully  to  get  annexed  to 
Connecticut.  Possession  of  Horse  Neck  was  only  nominally 
given  up  and  more  suits  soon  followed. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  6l 

[BOND.     JAMES  MILLS  TO  JONAS  WOOD.] 

[1664,  April  6.J 

Aprill  ye  6"'  1664. 

this  ingadgeth  mee  James  Mills  of  Pisquategue  Bay  in 
James  River  Virginia  and  ni}-  assinee  to  pay 

or  caus  to  bee  paid  to  Mr  Jonas  wood  of  Huntington  or 
his  assignees  the  full  and  just  sum  of  six  pounds  and  eaight- 

een  shillings  sturling bee  paid  in  Huntington  att  my 

Return  from  Virginia  or  within  fower  months  from  this 
time  in  som  curraut  *  "  pay  to  his  content  and  att 
prise  *  *  and  is  in  for  and  consideration  of  a  Debt 
to  him  that  said  *  *  the  widoe  of  John  Casbr  late  of 
the  said  towne  deaseased  the  said  sum  is  attached  by  the 
assise  of  the  said  towne  in  my  hands  as  alsoe  *  shillings 
and  six  pence  for  the  said  attachment  as  witness  my  hand. 
Witness  James  Mills 

Thomas  Brush. 
Thomas  Scudder. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  7.) 


[TOWN  OF  HUNTINGTON  vs.  ROBERT  SEELY. 
TITLE  TO  EATON'S  NECK.] 

[No  Date.] 

The    Declaration  of  the  towne   of   Huntington    Beeing 
Against  Capt  Robart  seely    Defendant    in   an  action  for 
trespas. 
May   it  please  this  honorable  Cort  now   mett  wee  being 

*  *     Doe  Declare  against  Captn  Robart  seely  in  an  action 

*  *  *  *  for  selling  and  giveing  posession  of  our 
medow  land  *  *  Right  of  upland  on  a  neck  on  the  east 
side  of  huntington  harbour  which  is  to  our  great  Damage 
the  Defendant  having  nothing  off  the  townes  Right  by 


62  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

their  Lawfull  purchas  *****  forewarned  from 
giveing  or  takeing  any  possesson  *  *  *  Land  and  that 
by  the  consent  of  the  towne  in  generall  *  *  *  *  bee 
made  apeare  to  this  Coort  by  sufficient  prooffe  the  wa  * 
*  *  *  *  the  Defendant  made  slite  of  and  for  all  that 
could  bee  said  on  the  towns  part  in  a  mild  and  naybourely 
way.  *  *  *  *  hee  proceeded  and  gave  possession  to 
the  man  that  hee  *  *  sould  it  too :  which  occasoned 
the  towne  ffurther  troble  and  charge :  Being  Deprived  of 
the  use  of  theire  owne  Land  as  upon  the  y^^  of  february 
1664  which  caused  the  towne  to  send  men  to  the  neke 
gorg  &  Balding  had  fenced  in  and  bilt  upon :  wch  was  to 
jj^  *  *  *  *  *  said  balding  that  hee  was  there  Contra- 
ry to  the  townes  mind  and  that  there  hee  should  not  Re- 
maine  And  further  *  *  *  men  ware  to  protest  against 
his  further  preseeding  *  *  *  our  men  Did  as  will  bee 
made  apeare  to  this  honorable  coorte  by  prooffe  all  which 
will  not  efect  the  end  *  *  *  which  wee  ware  att  this 
troble  which  was  only  *  *  *  wee  might  peasabley 
Injoye  that  which  is  our  *  *  *  bought  and  paid  for  as 
may  appeare  to  this  honor*  *  *  *  cort  by  our  Deed 
w'^''  was  assigned  to  us  by  the  true  p'prietors  owners  of  the 
afore  said  land  Now  in  contriverse  and  there  fore  wee 
humbley  crave  the  helpe  of  this  honorable  coort  for  the 
Determination  of  our  cause  according  to  law 
(Court  Bee,  p.  261. — Loose  leaf.) 


[No  Date.] 

that  which  I  have  Written  conserning  the  bargan  between 
John  davis  and  abigall  Samons  is  don  with  out  the  know, 
of  either  of  them  :  aftar  I  came  home  for  feare  difference 
could  arise  I  have  written  it  as  I  am  Recorder  upon  oath  : 
John  Core. 

Record. 
{Town  Meeting,  Vol.  I,  p.  356.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  6$ 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1664,  June  6,] 

at  a  towne  meting  the  6**"  of  June  1664  it  was  voted  and 
agreed  by  the  magar  vot  that  Jery  wood*  shall  have  libarty 
to  perchas  heare  in  this  towne  and  to  be  reseved  as  an  in 
habitante. 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  356.  j 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1664,  Dec.  13.] 

at  a  towne  meeting  the  13  of  Desember  1664  Thomas 
weekes  Isaac  plat  were  chosen  to  gather  Mr  Jones  his  rate 
and  to  take  as  fair  what  may  be  for  his  comfort  so  far  as 
consernes  the  towne  so  long  as  Mr  Jones  dos  stay  or  the 
towne  se  case. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  1.) 

[*Jeremiah  Wood  no  doubt  came  from  Hempstead,  and  was 
the  son  of  Jeremiah,  Sr.,  who  died  in  Hempstead  in  1686,  as 
appears  by  deed  recorded  in  Hempstead  Records,  Liber  i,  p. 
283,  County  Clerk's  office,  in  which  it  is  recited  that  "Jeremiah 
Wood,  Joseph  Wood  and  Jonas  Wood  are  brethren  and  sons  of 
Jeremiah  Wood,  lately  deceased."  Again,  in  deed  by  Jonas 
Wood,  Vol.  2,  p.  172,  it  is  recited  that  Jonas  "resigns  his 
interest  in  lands  that  belonged  to  his  grandfather,  Edmond 
Wood."  Probably  this  is  the  "Edmond"  who  died  in  Hun- 
tington.— C.  R.  S.] 


64  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.     THOMAS  MATTHEWS,  &c.,  TO  GEORGE 

BALDWIN.] 

[1665,  March  6.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p^'sents  that  I  thomas  powell  of 
huntington  upon  Long  eiland  attornie  to  Mr  Thomas 
Mathews  Merchant  have  for  the  valine  of  thirtie  five 
pounds  to  bee  paid  in  mannor  and  forme  following  viz : 
fifteene  pounds  at  or  uppon  the  29  of  September  1666  and 
twentie  pounds  the  29th  of  September  1667  for  which  I 
have  Bargon  sould  and  by  these  p'sents  doe  bargon  sell 
and  Deliver  unto  gorge  balding  of  huntington  aforesaid 
all  the  Right  title  and  Intrest  that  Mr  thomas  Mathews, 
Marchant  have  in  an  acommendations  that  lieth  at  the 
harboure  in  the  afore  said  huntington  north  to  the  woods 
and  west  to  the  harboure  or  that  I  have  from  him  by 
aughthoritie  of  an  Attornie  from  him  that  wee  have  or  had 
in  hous  and  lott  aforesaid  together  with  all  the  Improved 
lands  priviledges  accommendatons  proffits  Revenews 
thereto  belonging  or  accureing  therefrom  as  alsoe  A  cer- 
taine  parcell  of  ground  about  six  acars  ling  in  the  east 
ffeild  the  lott  of  nathaniell  foster  on  the  east  side  and  the 
lot  of  Gabrell  Linch  on  the  west  the  lott  of  thomas  Scud- 
der  and  henry  whitson  on  the  north  and  the  south  side  the 
woods  as  alsoe  A  certaine  p'sell  of  medowe  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Hand  about  the  number  of  sixteene  acars  bee  it 
more  or  les  lying  on  the  eastermost  neck  now  purchased 
of  the  bounds  of  huntington  all  which  the  aforesaid  Lands 
Meddows  housings  and  accomcndac.  and  priviledges  I 
the  afore  said  thomas  powell  attorney  to  Mr  thomas  Ma- 
thews doth  by  these  p'sents  sell  alienate  and  estrainge 
from  us  or  either  of  us  our  heires  executors  administrs. 
and  assignes  all  our  Right  title  and  intrest  unto  the  afore- 
said gorge  balding  his  heires  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  to  have  and  to  hould  ffor  ever  and   I  doe  also  by 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  6$ 

these  p''sents  Ingadge  my  sclfe  my  heircs  executors  admin- 
istrators and  assignes  to  save  harmeles  and  Indemnified 
the  said  balding  his  heires  execut.  administrs.  and  assignes 
ffrom  any  person  or  persons  whatsoever  whoe  maye  or 
shall  laye  any  claime  or  title  to  the  afore  said  hous  Lands 
or  any  part  or  parsell  thereof  to  the  Indemnifieng  the  said 
belding  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  (jr  either  quictt  possession 
of  the  aforesaid  hous  or  lands  in  vvitnes  whereof  I  have 
here  unto  sett  my  hand  this  six  Day  of  march  in  the  yeare 
of  our  lord  1665. 

signed  and  delivered  THOMAS  Powell 

in  the  p'sents  of 

tlie   mark   of 

Ales  X  BAYLY 

Joseph  bayly*  Rec"" 
(Court  Iiec.,p.'i20.) 


[COURT  RECORD.    JONAS  WOOD  vs.  JAMES 

MILLS.] 

[1665.] 

1665   Mr   Jonas  Wood  plaintle  against  James  Mils  def. 

found  upon  due  examination  as  is  made  appear  by  bill 

in  James his  own  hand  of  James  River  Virginia  that 

seaven  pound  six  pence due  to  Mr  Jonas  wo(k1  from 

the  said  mils  for  wich  wee  the  said  townmen  doe  grant  an 
attachment  upon  the  any  goods  or  estate  that  can  bee  found 
of  the  said  mils  and  to  men  then  to  prise  the  said  estate 
which  men  is  Tho.  Scudder  and  Tho.  skidmor. 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  7.) 

[*Joseph  Bayle  is  supposed  to  have  been  the  son  of  John 
Bayle,  who  was  born  in  England  in  1617.  Came  from  London 
in  the  "True  Love"  to  the  Bermudas  in  1635,  and  afterwards 
settled  at  Southold.  Joseph  came  to  Huntington  from  Southold. 
He  was  Captain  of  the  "Train  Band"  and  Town  Clerk  and 
Recorder  several  years. — C.  R.  S.] 


66  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1665,  April  26.] 

At  a  Towne  Meeting  the  26*'^  of  Aprill  1665. it  is 

voted  and  agreed  by  the  trustees  of  the  said  towne  that 
Sam-  "••  ■'•  and  Jonathan  Rogers  shall  bee  the  men  to 
vew  the  west  end  fense'  feild  fence  and  it  to  bee  Repaired 
sufficiently  within  too  Days  aft-  *  *  and  for  the  este 
end  of  the  towne  John  Rogers  and  henry  whit  *  men  to 
vew  the  east  end  fence  and  east  feild  and  see  it  bee  * 
don  within  to  Dayes  after  this  meeting  and  it  is  further 
agreed  by  *  *  said  *  *  that  y'^  men  or  either  of  the 
said  men  or  men     *     *     shall  reffuse  the  viewing  of  the 

said  fenses  for  the  year  that  they  shall     *     *     for 

such  Refusing,  fortie  shillings.* 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  7.) 


[  DEED.     CALEB  WOOD  TO  SAMUEL  DAVIS.] 

[1665,  May   12.] 

Know  all  men  By  these  p'sents  that  I  Caleb  Wood  off 
huntington  upon  Long  eiland  in  yorkesheere  husbandman 
have  for  the  vallue  of  seaven  pounds  to  bee  paid  in  a  young 

mare  that  is  to  be  a  yeare  ould  and  vantadge  when 

shee  is  Delivered  which  is  to  bee  in  July  next  ensuing  and 
More  at  Large  is  exprest  by  A  bill  of  Debt  under  hand 
signed  fior  which  I  have  Bargoned  sould  and  by  these 
p'sents  Doe  Bargon  sell  and  Deliver  unto  Samuell  Davis 

[*The  Duke's  Laws  required  what  was  called  a  "  perambula- 
tion "  of  the  boundaries  of  farms  and  "home  lots  "  once  every 
year  under  a  penalty  of  seven  shillings  for  each  day  of  neglect. 
A  "  perambulation  "  of  the  boundaries  between  towns  was  also 
required  to  be  made  every  three  years  in  the  month  of  Febru- 
ary, under  a  penalty  of  ^5  for  neglect.  The  law  also  required 
the  constable  and  overseers  to  appoint  fence  viewers  to  examine 
the  fences  and  order  necessary  repairs  made. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  67 

of  southhamten  upon  Long  eiland  and  yorkesheere  afore- 
said all  my  Rite  tytell  and  Intrest  that  I  have  in  a  como- 
dacon  which  is  a  too  hundred  pound  alotmcnt  that  lyeth 
and  being  in  huntington  aforesaid  the  Lott  of  henry  whit- 
son  on  the  south  side  and  the  Lott  that  was  given  to 
trustram  hodges  on  the  north  the  Reare  Running  to  the 
woods  and  frunted  with  the  highwaye  together  wnth  all 
Lands  priveledges  accomidacons  profits  and  Revenews 
there  to  Belonging  or  accrueing  therefrom  as  also  A  Cer- 
taine  p'sell  of  Meddow  Lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  eiland 
which  containeth  eaight  acars  which  is  the  pporsion  of  a 
too  hundred  pound  Lott  lyeng  and  Being  on  the  easter- 
most  neck  now  purchased  all  which  the  afore  said  Lands 
Meddows  and  accomidacons  and  privelledges  I  the  afore 
said  Caleb  wood  Doe  by  these  p'"sents  sell  alienate  and 
estrainge  from  mee  my  heires  executors  administrators 
and  assignes  all  my  tytell  and  Intrest  unto  the  aforesaid 
Samuell  Davis  his  heires  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  to  have  and  to  hould  for  ever  and  I  Doe  by  these 
prsents  Ingadg  my  selfe  my  haires  executors  administrators 
and  assignes  to  save  harmeles  and  Indemnified  the  said 
Davis  his  heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  from 
any  parson  or  p'son  whatsoever  whoe  may  or  shall  Laye 
Any  claime  or  title  thereto  or  Any  part  or  p'sell  there  of  to 
the  Indcmnifing  the  said  Davis  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  or 
either  of  thaire  quiet  possession  of  the  aforesaid  Lands 
Meddow  or  any  part  or  p'sell  there  of  and  the  aforesaid 
Lands  and  every  part  and  p'sell  thereof  to  bee  tree  from 
all  Rites  and  tacksacons  from  the  Begining  of  the  world 
imtill  June  1665  as  witnes  my  hand  this  twelfe  Daye  of 
may  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  1666 

Signed  and  Delivered  CALEB  WoOD 

in  the  p''sents  of 
John  finch 
Joseph  Bayly,  Rec"^ 
{Court  Rec.  p.  321.) 


68  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[TOWN    MEETING.] 

[1665,  May  30.] 

Att  a  generall  Town  Meeting  held  the  30*''  of  May  1665. 

it  was  voted  and  Agreed  the  Daye  aforesaid  that  all 
young  Cattell  or  all  Cattell  exsept  working  oxen  and 
Milsh  Cows  should  be  drove  out  to  horse  neck  on  thurs- 
day  being  second  of  June  and  if  all  can  not  be  got  —  by 
that  then  the  Rest  should  bee  drove  on  the  last  Day  of  the 
same  week  and  that  thomas  brush  and  Joseph  whitman 
were  the  men  that  *  *  appointed  to  keepe  the  cattell 
on  the  first  week  and  thomas  weeks  jun""  *  Caleb  wood 
the  next  week  and  soo  they  to  keep  the  Cattell  as  long  as 
the  towne  see  accasion  and  to  have  for  their  satisfaction  A 
*  *  for  I  day  and  it  is  further  agreed  that  if  any  inhabi- 
tant will  not  drive  his  cattell  their  that  hee  or  they  shall 
pay  their  equall  preportion  towards  the  satisfaction  of  the 
men  so  appointed  to  keep.* 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  7.) 


[AGREEMENT.     JOHN  SCOTT  AND  GEORGE 
WOOD.J 

[1665,  June  15  to  1671.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  whereas  by  vertue 
of  an  order  from  John  Scott  George  Wood  was  seized  of 
one  hundred  ackers  of  land  by  lease  to  have  fowerteen 
ackers  of  the  land  at  the  expiration  of  six  yeares,  there  fall- 

[*This  bold  act  of  the  people  of  Huntington  in  occupying 
Horse  Neck  was  doubtless  the  cause  of  John  Richbell,  to  whom 
it  had  been  awarded  in  the  preceding  suit,  bringing  an  action 
to  recover  possession,  which  he  did  in  September  of  the  same 
year.— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  69 

ing  out  in  y*"  time  acting  of  affaires  such  obstructions  from 
John  Richbell  of  oysterbay  marchant,  who  Clames  the 
whole  necke  as  well  in  the  Right  of  major  generall  John 
Lcvcritt  as  his  owne,  and  othere  causes  by  which  the  said 
John  Scott  becomes  disinabled  of  the  performance  of  the 
lease  formerly  made  from  the  said  John  Scott  to  the  said 
george  wood  upon  the  which  matter  as  an  Issue  of  all  def- 
ferences  it  is  Concluded  by  &  betwixt  both  parties  that 
george  wood  shall  have  in  full  sattisfax:tion  of  y''  said  non- 
performance of  his  lease  and  saile  of  15  acors,  all  y'  house 
orchard  horn  lott  land  in  the  feild  meaddow  att  South  with 
all  Rights,  members  &  appurtanances  belonging  to  y''  ac- 
comodation which  the  said  John  Scott  bought  of  James 
miles  formerly  John  gosbies  all  which  the  said  George 
Wood  his  heires  and  assignes  shall  injoye  for  ever  to  the 
performance  of  y""  premises  y''  said  John  Scott  &  george 
wood  doe  put  to  there  hands  this  1$^^  of  June  1665. 
Signed  &  delivered  John  Scott. 

in  y*^  presents  of  *■"=  "'=''■'"'  "*■ 

Simon  Lanne  george  x  wood 

witt.  John  Tredwell 

Entered  in  the  office  of  Records  att  fort  James  in  new 
yorke  this  21^*  of  ffebruary  1670  Matthias  Nicolls,  sec'' 

Whereas  I  the  within  named  James  miles  did  Impower 
Capt.  John  Scott  of  seatocit  one  long  Island  to  dispose  in 
my  behalfe  of  a  house  land  and  other  appertenances  & 
accomodations  there  to  belonging  which  formerly  1  pur- 
chased of  John  Gosbe  deceased,  situated  &  being  in  hun- 
tington  and  the  boands  <Sl  limetts  thereto  beelonging  and 
where  as  the  said  Scott  hath  disposed  to  george  wood  the 
said  house  land  and  other,  the  appertenances  as  by  this  deed 
with  in  writen  may  more  at  large  appeare  and  whereas 
James  Chitester  of  y*"  said  towne  pretended  I  the  said  milles 
am  Indebted  to  him  hath  unjustly  molested  the  said  george 
wood  in  the  quiet  possession  of    the  said  house  and  land 


•JO  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

These  there  fore  wittnes  y'  I  the  said  miles  doth  avouch 
and  affeirme  y*  y*"  said  Chichester  is  about  20'^  sterling  in 
my  debt  the  which  I  shall  sufficiently  prove  in  time  and 
place  Convenient  &  I  doe  here  by  ratefie  &  confirme  & 
allow  of  this  within  deed  made  by  Cap*^  Scott  for  my  use 
&  behofe  to  georg  wood  his  heirs  &  assignes  for  ever  dis- 
owning for  myself  my  heirs  and  assignes  all  right  title 
clame  or  Intrust  in  or  to  the  said  house  and  land  &  I  doe 
hereby  Impower  Theophilus  phillips  ot  newtowne  on  long 
Island  to  bee  my  attorney  to  accknowledge  this  deed  in 
Court  and  to  have  it  recorded  as  wittnes  my  hand  &  scale 
the  30*^  Deem.  1670. 

James  Mills. 
wittnes  acknowledged  before 

Ralph  hunt  Richard  beetts 

X*"'^  "''*  Justice  of  y''  peace. 

Entered  in  y''  office  of  Records  att  fort  James  new  yorke 
this  21^*  of  ffeb  1670 

Matthias  Nicols,  sec^ 

I  george  wood  of  new  towne  of  long  Island  doe  assigne 
all  my  Right  <S:  tittle  of  this  bill  of  sale  to  william  osburne 
of  long  Hand  from  mee  my  heires  and  assignes  to  him  his 
heirs  and  assignes  peaceably  to  Injoy  for  ever  as  witness 
my  hand  &  scale  this  5*''  may  167 1. 

his  mark 

GEORGE  X  WOOD 

Signed  and  delivered 

in  the  presence  of  us. 

John  Marshall 

Samuell  more. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  out  of  y*^  orriginall. 

Thomas  powell,  Rec^ 
{CourtRec.p.  297-8.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  7I 

I  William  osbourne  of  Hempstead  one  long  Hand  doe  heer 
by  assigne  over  all  my  right  and  intrust  in  this  within 
written  bill  of  sale  assigned  from  gorge  wood  to  me  m}' 
heires  and  assignes  I  say  I  doe  assigne  the  same  fully  and 
absolutly  from  mee  my  heires  and  assignes  to  Jonathan 
Scudder  of  Huntington  one  long  Hand  his  heirs,  and  as- 
signes peaceablely  to  injoy  for  ever  as  wittnes  my  hand 
this  24  of  August  1674. 

Test.  Jonah  fordam  William  Osuourx. 

Samuell  Tittus. 
This  is  a  true  Coppy  out  of  y°  originall  by  me. 

Thomas  Powell.  Rec"" 
{Court  Bee. p.  299.) 


[DEED.     CALEB  WOOD  TO  SAMUEL  DAVIS.] 

[1665,  June  24.] 

Records  off  Alottments  : 

1665. 

June  y"  Sould  By  Caleb  wood  off  Huntington  uppon  Long 
24'''  Esland  unto  Samuell  Davis  off  South  hampton 
uppon  Long  eiland  all  his  Right  title  and  intrest  in 
a  Lott  that  Lyeth  in  huntington  and  adjoyneing  to 
A  lott  off  Henry  Whitsons  on  the  south  sid  and  A 
lott  that  was  Late  in  the  posession  of  William 
whitemore  on  the  North  sid  and  the  higeh  way  to 
the  harbor  on  the  west  sid  which  lott  is  in  the  pos- 
session of  the  said  Caleb  and  according  to  the 
Name  of  A  too  hundred  pound  lott  with  eaight 
acers  of  Meddow  at  the  south  on  the  eastermost 
Neck  which  I  the  said  Caleb  wood  have  delivered 
up  unto  the  said  Samuell  Davis  for  and  in  Consid- 
eraton  of  seaven  pounds  to  bee  paid  at  or  before 
the  twentie  on  of  December  next  ensuing. 


72  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

p  mee  Jos  :  Bayly. 
By  George  woods  Report  and  none  els. 

Made  over  By  John  Scott  Late  of  hempsteed  all 
his  Right  titel  and  Intrest  in  a  Lott  that  was  on 
Cosbis  Desesed  in  huntington  and  Late  in  the 
possession  off  James  Mils  off  James  River  Vergin- 
ea  which  hee  the  said  scott  owned  By  A  deed  of 
sale  ffrom  the  said  James  Mils  which  lot  is  A  three 
hundred  pound  lott  with  all  the  apurtinances  or 
privilidges  that  doth  there  unto  belong  which  hee 
the  said  John  scott  doth  ffully  and  ffreely  acknowl- 
edge to  have  Resind  to  gorge  wood  his  heires  and 
assigns  entird  cominad.  adjoyneing  to  Samel  titus 
on  the  south  and  watels  on  the  north  and  the 
street  on  the  east  feeld  land  calib  coronthos  on  the 
west  and  tho.  brush  on  the  east : 

p  mee. 

Joseph  Bayly. 
Record. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  319.; 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1665,  July  2.] 

July  the  2nd  1665. 
Att  a  towne  Meeting  held  the  day  and  yeare  abovsd  By 
the  Constable  and  Overseers  of  Huntington  conserning  the 
Common  medder :  at  the  south  that  noo  inhabitant  shall 
Mowe  any  gras  fres  or  salt  upon  any  of  the  s"*  Comon 
Meder  without  leve  from  the  Counst.  and  tho.  weks  and 
John  Kettcham  upon  the  forfeitture  of  seven  shillings  for 
esh  loade  soe  Mowed  or  cut  without  leve  and  to  be  levied 
to  the  use  of  the  towne. 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  8.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  73 

[DEED.     HENRY  LUDLAM  TO  NATHANIEL 
FOSTER.] 

[  1665,  Oct.  3.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'rsents  That  I  Henr}'  Ludlam  ot 
Southampton  one  Long  Hand  in  new  England  plan',  have 
and  by  these  p'sents  doe  alienate  bargaine  &  sell  and  for 
and  in  consideration  of  a  valuable  consideration  in  hand 
recived  have  &  hereby  doe  (as  afore,  sd.)  alienate  &  sell 
unto  Nathaniell  ffoster  of  easthampton  on  y*"  sd.  Hand  all 
y*  my  messuage  or  tenem*  in  y''  towne  of  Huntington  one 
y''  sd.  Hand  with  all  y''  houseing  yards  orchards,  gardens, 
fences,  &  easem''',  with  all  y'^'  upland  &  meadow  or  marsh 
ground  y'  there  unto  belongeth  with  all  y"  p'fitts  & 
comcdities  or  enlargments  there  to  doth  or  here  after  may 
belong  the  said  accomodations,  goeing  at  y'^  sd.  Hunting- 
ton under  or  at  y"^  Denomenation  of  an  two  Hundred 
pounds  or  second  allottm*  to  him  y'^  sd.  Nathaniell  foster 
his  heyers  executors  administ'*  &  assignes.  for  ever.  To 
have  and  to  hold,  and  peaceably  and  quietly  to  possesse  & 
enjoy  for  ever  with  out  the  least  lett  hindarnce  moUesta- 
tion  or  desturbance  of  mee  the  sd.  Henry  Ludlam  my 
heyers  executo''  administrate  or  assignes  or  any  other 
claimeing  any  right,  title  or  intrest  in  y"^  premisses  or  any 
part  thereof  in  my  name  or  by  vertue  of  any  former  saile 
bargaine  mortgage  or  any  act  of  mine  whatsoe  ever  In 
witnes  where  of  I  have  here  unto  sett  my  hand  and  scale 
this  third  day  of  October  Ano.  dom.  1665. 
signed,  sealed  Henry  Ludlam. 

and  delivered  in  [Scale  O.] 

the  p'sents  of  us. 

Henry  Peirson. 

john,dickerson 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  the  orriginall  Deed  extracted 
by  me.  Thomas  Powell 

Rec 
{Court  Beep.  293.)' 


74  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[JOHN  RICHBELL  AGAINST  HUNTINGTON. 
THE  TITLE  TO  LLOYDS  NECK.] 

[1665.     Sept.  28  to  Oct.  4,  inclusive.] 

The  proceedings  at  the  General  Court  of  Assizes  held  at 
New  York  on  the  Island  of  Manhattan  before  the  Gover- 
nor and  his  Council  and  the  Justices  of  the  Peace  of  York- 
shire, upon  Long  Island,  on  the  28th,  29th  and  30th  days 
of  Sept.,  and  the  2d,  3d  and  4th  days  of  Oct.,  in  the  17th 
year  of  his  Majesty's  reign,  anno  domine  1665.     Sept.  28th. 

John  Richbell,  Pit. 

The  inhabitants  of  the  Town  of  JJuntington,  Def'ts. 

The  names  of  the  Jurors  : — Richard  Gildersleeve,  Fore- 
man of  the  Jury,  John  Symonds,  Henry  Pierson,  Thomas 
Smith,  William  Hallet,  Edward  Titus,  John  Burrows. 

Mr.  John  Rider,  Att'y  for  Pl't. 

The  pl't  declares  upon  an  action  of  trespass,  for  that  the 
def'ts  have  given  him  unjust  molestation  in  possession  of  a 
certain  parcel  of  land  commonly  called  Horse  Neck  to  his 
damage  &c. ;  whereupon  he  brings  his  suit.  To  prove  his 
title  the  plaintiff  produces  a  bill  of  sale  of  the  said  land 
from  Richard  Russel  and  Nicholas  Davison,  who  were 
appointed  by  the  General  Court  at  Boston  to  administer 
upon  all  the  estate,  both  real  and  personal,  of  Samuel 
Andrews  who  died  intestate  at  Charlestown  in  New  Eng- 
land. The  plaintiff  proves  the  purchase  of  the  said  Neck 
of  land  for  a  valuable  consideration  by  Samuel  Andrews, 
from  Daniel  Whitehead,  who  was  the  first  purchaser  there- 
of from  the  natives,  Sept.  20th  1654. 

After  that  Samuel  Andrews  had  made  his  purchase  from 
Daniel  Whitehead,  he  obtained  a  confirmation  thereof 
from  the  Grand  Sachem,  Wyandanck,  which  was  produced. 

Nathaniel  Sylvester  declares  in  Court  that  he  is  a  witness 
to  the  confirmation  and  that  he  disbursed  the  pay  for  it  at 
the  request  of  Mr.  Andrews. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  75 

Richard  Woodhull,  sworn  in  Court  says,  he  accompanied 
Samuel  Andrews  and  Daniel  Whitehead  to  Shelter  Island, 
where  the  Grand  Sachem  met  them  and  confirmed  the 
same,  and  that  returning  home,  he  met  one  John  Gosby  ot 
Huntington,  who  said  he  was  employed  by  the  town 
to  purchase  the  said  Neck  of  land  of  the  Sachem,  for  their 
town,  but  hearing  of  the  said  confirmation,  he  said  he  was 
come  too  late,  and  so  returned  homeward.  John  Scudder 
(not  sworn)  declares  in  court,  that  he  being  then  an  inhabi- 
tant of  the  town  of  Huntington,  knoweth  that  Mr.  John 
Gosby  was  so  employed  by  them,  and  that  he  returned 
with  the  answer  that  he  was  too  late. 

Capt.  John  Underhill  sworn,  sa^s  that  he  ther  living  at 
Southold,  Mr.  Andrews  came  and  told  him,  he  was  going 
to  get  Horse  Neck  confirmed  by  the  Sachem  ;  returning 
he  called  on  him  again  and  said  he  had  done  his  business, 
and  that  awhile  after,  John  Gosby  coming  to  him  told  him 
what  he  came  about,  but  was  come  too  late. 

The  Attorney  for  the  plaintiff,  pleaded  likewise  a  verdict 
obtained  by  the  plaintiff  at  a  General  meeting  held  before 
the  Governor  at  Hempstead,  in  the  beginning  of  March, 
1664,  w'hereupon  he  had  judgment  given  for  him,  against 
John  Conkling,  who  sued  for  the  same  land  in  behalf  of 
his  wife  and  some  orphans,  and  had  an  order  for  possession 
accordingly. 

Mr.  Leveridge,  attorney  for  the  defendants,  in  answer  to 
the  plaintiff's  declaration,  denies  the  unjust  molestation — 
pretends  the  want  of  timely  benefit  of  the  declaration,  and 
alleges  that  the  judgment  and  order  at  the  General  Meet- 
ing at  Hempstead  concerned  only  Conkling's  pretences, 
not  theirs. 

He  argues  the  defendant's  title  to  Horse  Neck  to  be 
more  valid,  as  being  more  ancient  than  the  plaintiff's. 

He  produces  an  assignment  from  the  inhabitants  of 
Oyster  Bay  of  all  their  rights  to  the  lands  at  Huntingtc  n, 
&c.,  bearing  date  2d  April,  1653,  wherein  he  says  Horse 


-jd  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Neck  is  included  (though  not  by  name  mentioned)  as  not 
being  excepted,  and  that  it  comes  within  their  line ;  for 
proof  thereof,  two  depositions  are  read  in  Court,  the  one 
from  Thomas  Benedict,  sworn  before  Justice  Denton,  the 
other  from  John  Corey,  sworn  before  John  Strickling  who 
lives  out  of  the  government.  They  are  both  to  this  pur- 
pose, that  after  the  first  purchasers  had  sold  their  lands  to 
those  of  Huntington,  some  of  them  bethought  themselves 
of  Horse  Neck,  and  desired  that  they  might  have  half  of 
it,  and  if  not  the  one-half  then  they  might  have  liberty  to 
put  their  horses  on  it,  but  both  were  denied  them. 

Mr.  Leveridge  alleges  that  the  desire  of  the  first  pur- 
chasers, after  their  resignation,  implies  that  they  were 
sensible  they  had  parted  with  their  rights ;  he  likewise 
pleads  possession  of  the  said  Neck,  near  double  four  years, 
without  any  legal  demant  or  just  molestation. 

The  attorney  for  the  plaintiff  offers  to  prove  that  Horse 
Neck  was  not  included  in  the  resignation  made  by  the  first 
purchasers. 

Daniel  Whitehead,  one  of  thefirst  purchasers  of  the  lands 
at  Oyster  Bay  and  Huntington  (not  admitted  to  take  his 
oath,  it  being  alleged  he  was  a  party)  declared  that  Horse 
Neck  did  never  belong  to  either  of  the  towns,  it  being 
reserved  by  the  Indians  at  their  first  sale  for  hunting,  and 
Mr.  Leveridge  being  told  by  a  chief  Sachem,  he  wrote  to 
the  said  Daniel  Whitehead  to  buy  it,  otherwise  he  should 
not  come  to  live  at  Huntington. 

Robert  Williams,  not  sworn,  one  of  the  first  purchasers, 
declares  that  Horse  Neck  was  excepted  by  the  Indians,  in 
their  first  sale,  as  reserved  for  their  hunting.  So  Oyster 
Bay  could  not  resign  what  they  had  not.  He  says  more- 
over, that  they  being  sensible  of  their  want  of  title  to  the 
said  Neck,  he  struck  a  bargain  with  an  Indian  for  it,  and 
delivered  him  a  coat  in  part  payment  lor  it,  but  the  Indian 
coming  no  more,  he  could  not  go  through  with  his 
bargain,  which  afterwards,  Daniel  Whitehead  did  perform. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  7/ 

Deposition — Richard  Holbrook,  another  of  the  first 
purchasers,  deposeth  to  the  Indians  reserving-  Horse  Neck 
when  they  bought  their  lands  at  Oyster  Bay  and  Hunt- 
ington. 

Attestation — Anthony  Wright,  Thomas  Hermitage,  at- 
test the  same  under  their  hands. 

Nicholas  Wright,  sworn  in  Court,  declarcth  the  same 
and  that  he  knew  that  Mr.  Leveridge  had  written  a  letter 
about  the  purchase  of  it. 

As  to  the  possession,  the  attorney  of  the  plaintiff  de- 
clares that  the  plaintiff  had  possession  given  hmi  by  an 
order  of  the  General  Meeting  at  Hempstead,  before  which 
he  knew  not  where  to  have  recourse  for  law  or  justice. 
The  attorney  for  the  defendants  objects  agamst  the  taking 
possession  by  the  plaintiff  to  be  legal,  it  being  not  done  by 
the  Sheriff,  a  forma  cjcctionis. 

He  finds  a  difference  in  the  oaths,  depositions  and  attes- 
tations made  for  the  plaintiff ;  some  calling  that  which  Mr. 
Andrews  purchased  at  Shelter  Island,  a  confirmation, 
others  a  sale,  and  he  questions  the  Sachem  Wyandanks 
power  to  do  either. 

The  attorney  for  the  plaintiff  alleges  that  notwithstand- 
ing Mr.  Leveridge  questions  Wyandanck's  power,  yet  the 
town  of  Huntington  would  have  purchased  Horse  Neck  of 
him  and  had  a  confirmation  of  their  land  from  him  likewise 
which  was  allowed  of  by  them. 

After  a  long  debate  of  the  cause  on  both  ])arts,  it  was 
refered  to  the  jury,  who  the  next  morning,  being  Sept.  29, 
brought  in  their  verdict  as  foUoweth,  viz : 

VERDICT. 

That  upon  serious  consideration  of  the  cause  depending 
between  Mr.  Richbell  and  the  Town  of  Huntington ; 
weighing  all  the  evidences,  we  find  for  the  defendants,  we 
finding  that  the  ancient  deed  is  the  right  of  Huntington, 
wherein  we  find  by  the  bound  of  Huntington's  deed,  and 
by  evidence  that  Horse    Neck  (which  is  in  controversy) 


78  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

lyeth  within  the  bounds  of  Huntington's  deed,  except 
further  light  can  be  made  to  appear  unto  us  by  the  Hon. 
Gov'n.  and  Council,  and  that  plaintiff  shall  pay  all  costs 
and  charges  depending  upon  this  suit. 

The  plaintiff  appealed  from  the  verdict  to  the  Governor 
and  Council. 

THE  APPEAL 

At  the  Court  of  Assizes  held  at  New  York  the  28"'  of 
Sept.  by  his  majesty*"  authority  in  the  seventeenth  year  of 
the  reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord,  Charles  the  Second,  by 
the  grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain,  France  and  Ireland, 
King,  defender  of  the  faith,  &S  and  in  the  year  of  our  Lord 
God  1665. 

John  Richbell,  Plaintiff,  the  Inhabitants   | 

of  the  Town  of  Huntington,  defendants.  ( 

The  Court  having  heard  the  case  in  difference  between 
the  plaintiff  and  defendants  debated  at  large  concerning 
their  title  to  a  certain  parcel  of  land  commonly  called 
Horse  Neck,  and  having  also  seen  and  perused  their 
several  writings  and  evidences  concerning  the  same,  it  was 
committed  to  a  jury  who  brought  in  their  verdict  for  the 
defendants  ;  upon  which  the  Court  demurring,  did  examine 
further  into  the  equity  of  the  cause,  and  upon  mature  and 
serious  consideration,  do  find  the  said  parcel  of  land  called 
Hors  Neck  doth  of  right  belong  to  the  plaintiff,  it  being 
purchased  by  the  said  plaintiff  for  a  valuable  consideration 
and  by  the  testimony  of  the  first  purchasers  under  whom 
the  defendants  claim,  was  not  conveyed  or  assigned  by 
them  to  the  defendants  with  their  other  lands  ;  upon  which, 
and  divers  other  weighty  considerations,  the  court  doth 
decree  that  the  said  parcel  of  land  called  Horse  Neck  doth 
of  right  belong  and  appertain  unto  the  plaintiff,  and  his 
heirs,  and  it  is  hereby  ordered  that  the  high  Sheriff  or 
Under  Sheriff  of  the  north  riding  of  Yorkshire  upon  Long 
Island  do  forthwith  put  the  said  plaintiff  or  his  assignes  in 
possession  thereof  and  all  persons  are  hereby  required  to 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  79 

forbear  the  giving  the  said  plaintiff  or  his  assignes  any 
molestation  in  the  peacable  and  quiet  enjoyment  of  the 
premises.* 

Signed  by  order  and  appointment  of  the  Court. 

Richard  Charlton, 

Clerk  of  the  Assizes. 

Whereas  the  Hon.  Col.  Richard  Nicolls,  Esq  :  deputy  to 
his  Royal  Highness  James  Duke  of  York,  together  with 
his  honorable  council  did  upon  the  28"'  of  Sept.  1665,  pass 
judgment  in  the  Court  of  Assize,  that  I,  John  Underhill, 
Under  Sheriff  of  the  north  Riding  should  by  virtue  of  the 
said  power,  possess  Mr.  John  Richbell,  marchant  of  Horse 
Neck,  adjudged  by  the  Honorable  and  y''  said  Council  of 
right  belonging  to  him  the  said  John  Richbell ;  these  are, 
in  obedience  to  the  said  authority  and  do  by  these  presents 
and  upon  y''  24"'  day  of  October,  1665,  give  unto  the  said 
Mr  Richbell,  possession  of  the  said  Neck,  with  all  appurte- 
nances thereunto  belonging  and  for  full  assurance  accord- 
ing to  the  laudable  custom  of  order,  possession,  I  do  as 
aforesaid  in  the  presence  of  two  subscribed  witnesses  give 
him  the  said  Mr  Richbell  possession  of  the  said  neck  by 
turf  and  twig.  Signed  in  the  name  and  authority  of  the 

['•'This  is  probably  one  of  the  most  fully  reported  cases  in 
this  country,  a  record  of  which  has  come  down  to  us  from  this 
remote  period,  and  its  chief  value,  now,  consists  in  the  ''acts 
and  circumstances  which  are  related,  and  which  have  in  this 
way  been  rescued  from  oblivion.  It  was  only  a  few  months 
before  this  that  the  English  had  captured  New  York  from  the 
Dutch,  and  when  Gov.  Richard  Nicholls  landed,  the  common 
law  came  with  him.  The  Court  of  Assize  had  only  just  been 
established  and  this  was  probably  one  of  the  first  land  trials 
that  came  before  it.  It  was  a  sample,  however,  of  a  Star 
Chamber  Court  reversing  the  verdict  of  a  jury.  Whether  right 
or  wrong,  it  placed  Lloyd's  Neck  out  of  Huntington  and  barred 
off  one-third  of  its  seashore  front ;  and  from  that  day  it  re- 
mained out,  until  the  passage  of  the  act  of  the  Legislature  of 
the  State  of  New  York  in  1886  annexing  it  to  the  town  of 
Huntington — a  period  of  221  years.] 


So  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

honorable  aforesaid  ;  together  with  the  honorable  council, 
day  and  date  above  said. 

Pr,  me  Jno.  Underhill,  as  aforesaid 
Richard  Harrot,  Richard  Lattem. 

This  is  Recorded  in  the  Secretarys  office  in  the  Book  of 
Records  of  the  several  Courts  of  Assize  beginning  Anno. 
1665  No  2.  page  7  to  14  inclusive. 
{File  Llotjd's  Neck  Papers,  E.) 


[MARKS  AND  BRANDS  ON  ANIMALS.] 

[1666.] 

John  Sam  ways  1666  Record  of  horses.  A  Baye 
Imp  mare  aboute  eaight  yeare  ould  her  eare  marke  is 
the  tips  off  Booth  eares  Cropt  off  Branded  on  the 
neare  Buttoke  with  I  S  and  the  off  buttoke  with  the 
towne  Brand  E. 

"  A  too  yeare  ould  hors  in  Coullor  a  Browne  Baye 
with  a  white  face  and  too  white  feet  his  owne  marke 
with  the  tip  off  Booth  eares  cropt  off  and  Branded 
on  the  neare  Buttoke  with  B. 

"  A  yeareling  mare  in  coUor  Blacke  her  eare  marke 
with  a  swallow  forke  on  the  neare  eare  and  a  niche 
under  that  yeare.  Branded  on  the  off  buttocke 
with  the  towne  Brand  E. 

Bought  By  John  Samway  off  Huntington  off  Rich- 
ard Williams  off  the  same  towne  A  paire  off  steares 
on  Browne  and  the  other  Blacke  the  on  som  ffive 
and  the  other  som  fower    yearrs  of  age  their  eare 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  8r 

marke  is  too  half  pence  o  the  off  eare  the  on  on  the 
uper  side  the  other  under  that.* 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec'. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  210.) 

Sould  unto  Jonathan  Lewis  by  Thomas  W'hitson  a 
colored  horse  with  little  star  on  his  forehead  a  crop 
on  ye  left  year  a  black  main  and  tail  four  white  feet, 
one  walle  eye  it  being  ye  left  Eye.  The  said  horse 
is  in  part  pay  for  his  man  sarvant  which  yea  said 
Tom  Witson  bought  of  yea  said  Lewis. f 
{Court  Beep.  10) 


[*These  items,  showing  the  marks  John  Sammis  put  upon 
his  horses,  are  printed  as  specimens  showing  the  custom  of  the 
period  founded  on  the  Duke's  Laws,  and  are  taken  from  the 
large  manuscript  volume  of  similar  records  of  marks,  but  which 
are  omitted  as  having  little  value.  It  will  be  noticed  that  the 
town  mark  is  here  given  as  the  letter  E.  It  so  appears  in  all 
the  records.  The  letters  of  the  alphabet  were  applied  to  each 
of  the  old  towns,  beginning  at  the  east  end  of  the  Island  with 
the  letter  A.  and  ending  with  E.  for  Huntington.  Animals 
were  branded  with  a  hot  iron  with  the  Town  Mark  and  the 
initials  of  the  owner,  or  a  monogram.  A  record  of  the  mark 
was  then  made  in  the  town  book,  and  a  statement  of  the  age, 
color  and  all  "  observable  "  marks  on  the  animal  and  a  date  of 
the  brand.  It  wa's  an  offence  punishable  by  a  fine  of  ^^  to 
sell,  exchange  or  give  away  any  horse,  ox,  cow  or  bull  not 
marked,  and  the  penalty  was  ;£io  for  a  failure  to  record  the 
sale  or  exchange  of  such  animal.  If  the  animal  was  taken  to 
another  town  and  sold,  the  brand  of  that  town  and  the  marks 
of  the  purchaser  were  put  on  over  the  other  marks. — C.  R.  S.J 

[fSlaves  were  held  from  a  very  early  period  of  the  Dutch 
settlement  of  New  York,  and  it  is  believed  that  the  first  impor- 
tation of  negroes  in  America  was  by  a  Dutch  vessel  which 
brought  them  from  tfie  African  coast  and  sold  them  in  Virginia. 
In  1655  a  cargo  of  slaves  was  brought  from  Guinea  in  the 
"  White  Horse"  and  sold  in  Manhattan  Island.  Many  cargoes 
of  negroes  were  afterwards  landed  and  they  were  bought  aild 
sold  under  both  Dutch  and  English  authority  in  the  Colony  for 
more  than  one  hundred  years.  Slaves  found  their  way  into 
Huntington  at  an  early  date,  and  nearly  all  the  prominent 
families  held  more  or  less  of  them.  As  late  as  1755  there  were 
as  many  as  82  slaves  (47   males  and  35   females)  distributed 


82  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.     GABRELL   FINCH  TO  EPENETUS 
PLATT.] 

[1666.  Feb.  24.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  that  I  Gabrell  Finch  off  hun- 
tington  uppon  Long  Eiland  in  yorkesheare  weaver,  have 
from  mee  mv  heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
Bargoned  sould  and  made  over  unto  Epenetus  platt  off 
huntington  on  long  Eiland  in  yorkeshere  afore  said  his 
heires  executors  administ"  and  assignes  all  my  Rite  title 
and  Intrest  in  all  my  accommindacon  sittuate  and  lying  in 
huntington  afore  said  formerly  in  the  occupacon  of  Mr 
Stiklin  together  with  all  houses  out  housses  Barne 
orchards  gardens  Lands  Meddows  or  whatsoever  there  to 
Belongeth  or  Appertaineth  as  alsoe  to  alotments  in  the 
east  ffeild  off  huntington  late  in  the  tener  or  occupacon  off 
thomas  skidmore  and  Samuell  wood  Containeing  seaven 
Acars  and  a  halfe  bee  it  more  or  les  as  alsoe  A  certain 
})"sell  of  Meddow  on  the  south  side  of  the  eiland  part 
thereof  lyeth  on  A  neck  Called  nagunttatauge  Lying  Be- 
tweene  the  Alotment  of  John  Ketcham  and  william  Ludlam 
Containeing  six  acars  Bee  it  more  or  les  the  other  p-porcon 
of  Meddow  lying  on  A  necke  of  Meddow  Called  By  the 
name  of  the  east  necke  it  Being  the  halfe  p-porcon  of  a 
three  hundred  pound  Lott,  Too  have  and  to  hould  for  ever 
all  the  said  houseing  Barne  orchards  home  lott  Booth 
Meddow  and  upland  together  with  all  singular  the  appur- 
tinances,  Rits  title  or  intrest  that  now  is  or  ever  here  after 
shall  Belong  or  Appurtaine  unto  the  aforesaid  Epenetus 
Platt  his  heirs  or  assignes  ffurthermore  I  the  said  Gabrell 

among  53  families.  By  an  act  of  the  Legislature  of  1799  and 
later,  provision  was  made  whereby  slave-owners  might  volun- 
tarily free  their  slaves  when  under  fifty  years  of  age  and  capable 
of  supporting  themselves.  Under  these  acts  slavery  soon  disap- 
peared.— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  83 

Finch  Doth  Covenant  and  promise  to  save  harmeles  and 
indeminified  the  said  epenetus  platt  his  heirs  and  assignes 
ffrom  any  person  or  persons  whatsoever  whoe  maye  or 
shall  Laye  Any  Claime  of  Rite  or  title  to  any  p'*^  or  parsell 
thereof  and  allsoe  I  the  saide  gabrell  Finch  Doth  fully  and 
abseelute  make  over  and  estrainge  from  mee  my  heires 
execut"  administrate  and  assignes  every  pte.  and  p-sell 
thereof  unto  the  above  said  Epenetus  platt  his  heires  and 
sucksessors  as  alsoe  to  be  free  from  all  Rates  and  tacksatons 
ffrom  the  Beginning  of  the  world  to  the  Dale  of  the  Date 
hereof  as  witnes  my  hand  this  twentie  fowerth  of  frebruary 
in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  on  thousand  six  hundred  sixtie 
and  six.  the  Mark  of 

Signed,  sealed  and  dal.  Gabrell X  Finch 

in  the  presents  of 

Richard  Smith 

Caleb  wood 

Joseph  Baiely  Rec^ 

Memoranda'"  I  the  saide  Epenetus  platt  Doth  promise 
not  to  molest  nor  hinder  Samuell  wood  of  the  privilidg  of 
his  commonadge  of  that  lot  that  gabrell  Finch  Bought  of  the 
said  samuell  wood  lying  in  the  este  feilde  which  is  not  to 
bee  made  us  of  untill  the  feilde  b  cleare  of  Corne  or  any 
usefull  nessesaryes  and  hee  the  said  Samuell  is  but  to  have 
his  equall  p'porcon  according  to  that  lote  unto  which  I  the 
sade  Epenetus  plat  have  hereto  set  my  hand  the  Daye  and 
yeare  within  written 

this  is  A  true  Epenetus  PLATT 

Coppie  of  the  originall 
Deede.  extracted  p  mee 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  314.) 


g4  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    JOHN  STRICKLAND  TO  JONAS  WOOD.] 

[1666,  March  8.] 

Jonas  woods  Deede  of  sail  for  Coppiage  know  all  men  by 
these  presents  that  I  John  stickland  of  Jamaick  In  the 
North  Riding  of  yorksheer  on  Long  Island  have  fully  and 
absolutly  sould  unto  Jonas  wood  of  Huntington  In  the  east 
riding  of  york  sheire  on  Long  island  afore  said  a  certain 
passell  of  medow  on  y*^  south  side  the  saide  Island  In  y'^ 
bounds  and  Limittes  of  the  Towne  of  Huntington  Lying 
and  being  in  A  necke  comonly  called  by  the  Indians  Cop- 
piage bounded  on  the  west  with  a  river  called  Yatamunti- 
tahege  on  y''  east  bounded  by  samuell  wood  and  thomas 
Powell  parted  by  and  ogke  tree  by  the  path  marked  so  H. 
ranghing  to  a  lone  tree  standing  In  y*"  medow  on  y"  east 
sid  the  hassackes  and  soe  upon  a  line  to  y*"  south  water  I 
say  y''  affore  said  John  stickling  have  for  my  selef  my  heairs 
&c  fully  sould  and  made  over  unto  Jonas  wood  aforesaid 
his  heirs  &c.  the  above  sd.  medow  with  all  y®  preveledges 
and  apartenances  there  unto  belonging  to  have  and  to  hold 
and  peaceably  In  joye  for  ever  free  from  any  just  Claime 
or  Incumbrance  of  any  person  or  persons  what  soever  and 
Do  hereby  acknowledge  that  In  consideration  of  y*"  prem- 
ises I  the  affore  sd.  John  stickland  have  reseved  full  and 
valluable  consideration  to  my  full  satesfaction  and  to  the 
confirmacion  of  the  premises  I  y"  affore  sd.  John  stickland 
have  subscribed  my  name  &  set  to  my  scale  this  eight  daye 
of  march  in  y''  eighteenth  yeere  of  his  magiestes  Raine 
Charles  y*"  second  &  in  y''  yeare  of  our  Lord  god  1666 
signed  sealled  and  Delivered  "'^  "'^'"''^ 

In  y®  presents  of  X 

William  Smith  x^'""  ""''^  John  stickland 

Anthony  Waters 

clerk  of  y''  sessions  of  y*"  north  riding  of  yorke  shiere 
long  Island. 

[Deeds,  FoL  l,p,  294.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  85 

[AFFIDAVITS  OF   JONAS  WOOD  AND  THOMAS 
TOWNSEND.] 

f  1666,  May  10.] 

in  the  yeare  of  y''  Lord  1665  after  the  first  Coort  heald  att 
hcmpsteed  the  Constable  of  oysterbay  caused  us  to  goe  to 
hors  neck  as  witnessess  for  Mr  John  Richbill  to  give  him 
possession  of  the  neke  and  gorge  wood  being  setled  by 
the  order  of  John  Scott  was  by  the  said  Richbill  displaced 
and  John  Richbill  gave  unto  gorge  wood  ten  akars  of  up- 
land and  five  akars  of  Meddowe  in  Reference  to  noe  man 
at  all  but  A  free  gift  where  gorge  wood  lived  then  and 
was  setteled  and  the  said  John  Richbill  said  that  hee  would 
never  Dispossess  him  without  hee  sould  the  neke  and  the 
said  gorge  wood  promised  in  so  Doeing  not  to  bee  his 
hindrance  and  Mr  John  Richbill  said  that  hee  would  make 
it  in  quanttitie  and  quallitie  a  like  as  that  is  att  hors  neck 
this  I  witnes  that  this  is  the  truth  and  nothing  but  the 
truth. 
Huntington  may  the  28th  1666. 

John  Coles, 
Joseph  Bayly,  swoorne  Before 

Rec'  Mr  Jonas  wood 

Thomas  Townsen  of  oysterbay  affermeth  as  aforesaid  Be- 
fore mee  John  Underbill  undersherif  of  the  north  Riding 
oysterbay  28th  of  June  1666 

Thomas  Towsend. 
Jos.  Bayly  Rec'. 

{Court  Beep.  319.) 


86  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[RECORD  OF  JOSEPH  BAYLEY'S  LAND.] 

[1666,  May  27.] 

All  the  peice  of  Land  that  lyeth  beelow  the  lote  that  was 
suttons  next  unto  the  Run  off  water  allmost  from  the  path 
or  waye  that  goeth  through  the  svvampe  which  is  almost 
straite  from  the  Lot  fence  unto  the  Run  of  water  and  soe 
from  thence  unto  the  mil  pond  and  from  the  Run  of  watter 
all  thee  hill  ffrom  the  Lott  to  the  mil  pond  untoo  thee  side 
off  the  first  hollow  that  is  neare  against  the  Middell  off  the 
Lott  of  Mr  Mils  Late  in  the  possession  of  goodman  sutton. 
this  peece  of  Land  was  a  gift  given  by  the  towne  too  Jo- 
seph Bayly  of  huntington  uppon  the  twentie  seaventh 
Daye  of  Maye  1666  and  Layed  out  by  Mr  Jonas  wood  and 
Thomas  wilks  senior. 
[Court  Bee. X).  322.) 


[COURT    RECORD.     INHABITANTS   OF 

HUNTINGTON  vs.  ROBERT  SEELY. 

TITLE  TO  EATON'S  NECK.] 

[1666,  Sept.  27  to  29.] 

The  proceedings  of  the  Genall  Court  of  Assizes,  held  at 
New  Yorke,  on  the  Island  of  Manhatans,  before  the  Govern- 
or and  his  Councell  and  the  justices  of  the  peace  of  York- 
shire, upon  Long  Island,  the  27th,  28th  and  29th  dayes  of 
September  and  the  first  and  2d  dayes  of  October,  in  the 
i8th  yeare  of  his  Majesty's  Raigne,  Annoq  Domini  1666. 
September  27th,  1666. 

The  Inhabitants  of  the  Town  of  Huntington,  Pits. 

Robert  Ceely,  Defendt. 

Mr.  John  Rider,  attorne)'  for  the  Pits. 

Hee  produces  a  Copy  of  the  heads  of  two  tryalls  had  at 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  87 

the  Court  of  Sessions  ;  the  first  by  way  of  Accord,  the 
Second  by  review,  by  the  Governors  Speciall  Warrt.  Hee 
likewise  putts  in  a  Declaracon  for  the  pits,  wherein  is  alleged 
That  the  Person  under  whom  the  defendt,  Claymes,  had  no 
Right  to  the  land  in  question,  comonly  called  Eaton's 
Neck,  having  never  beene  in  Possession,  or  given  any  con- 
sideracon  for  it,  but  that  the  Pits  Purchased  the  same  from 
the  true  Proprietors,  and  paid  for  it. 

To  prove  their  declaracon  severall  deposicons  were  read 
in  court — vizt.,  one  of  Mary,  the  wife  of  Samll.  Davis,  who 
afifirmeth  ;  That  if  Mr.  Eaton  had  any  Right  to  the  Land 
it  was  only  by  Guift ;  and  yt  Mr.  Eaton  resigned  the  Guift 
of  the  said  Land  to  the  Indyans. 

Mr.  Jones,  the  Sonne  in  Law  to  Mr.  Eaton  ;  his  letter  is 
also  produced  wherein  hee  Confesses  the  uncertainty  of  his 
title. 

The  Pit's  deed  was  shewen  and  read,  bearing  date  iu  or 
about  the  last  day  of  July,  1656,  wch  is  a  great  uncertainty 
in  a  deed,  besides  there  are  no  Christian  Testimonyes  to  it. 

The  Deposicon  of  Richard  Smith,  of  Nesaquack,  but 
excepted  agst  hee  being  concerned. 

The  Deposicons  of  Henry  Jackson,  John  Cole,  George 
Baldwin,  John  ffinch,  as  also  the  Testimonyes  of  Thomas 
Weekes,  Thomas  Scudder,  John  ffinch,  Joseph  Whetnam 
and  others,  with  the  like  of  Thomas  Scudamore  and  others, 
were  read  in  behalfe  of  the  Pits. 

Mr.  Sharp,  attorney  for  the  Defendt. 

Hee  puts  in  an  Answer  declaring  That  ye  Pits  have  al- 
ready had  two  Legall  Tryalls  upon  the  same  acct,  and  had 
been  overthrowne  in  both,  yet  the  Pits  continue  their 
vexatious  Suites  agst  the  Defendts  in  Appealing  to  the 
Court  of  Assizes  agst  all  Law  and  Equity. 

The  Attorney  for  the  Defendt  delivers  into  ye  Court  a 
writing,  wherein  severall  Indyans  acknowledge  the  Land 
in  controversy  was  freely  given  to  Mr.  Theophilus  Eaton. 
It  is  witnessed  by  foure  Christians. 


88  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

The  Pits  object  that  the  witnesses  deny  their  hands,  but 
Samuell  Titus,  who  is  one  of  them,  acknowledges  his  hand- 
writing, but  Saith  that  hee  was  surprized,  &  that  there  was 
no  good  Interpreter  betweene  them. 

A  Deed  is  read  in  Court,  wherein  Theophilus  Eaton,  the 
Sonne  of  Theophilus  Eaton,  to  whom  the  Guift  was  made, 
resiffnes  all  his  Interest  to  his  ffather's  Lands  in  New  En- 
gland  unto  his  sister,  who  is  Marryedto  Mr.  Jones.  It's 
dated  March  ye  28th,  1659. 

Mr.  Jones,  his  Bill  of  Sale  of  Eaton's  Neck  to  Robert 
Seelv,  ior  the  consideracon  of  5olb.  Sterling,  is  also  read  ; 
it  beares  date  the  22d  of  December,  1664. 

To  prove  the  Land  did  belong  to  Mr.  Eaton  the  Deposi- 
cons  of  these  Persons  following  were  read — vizt.  Samll. 
Edsalls,  John  Dickensons,  Nicholas  Wright,  Anthony 
Wright,  Thomas  Benedict  and  Daniel  Whitehead,  Together 
with  the  Testimon}'  of  Capt.  Thomas  Willett,  given  in 
Court  by  word  of  Mouth. 

The  Court  after  having  at  large  heard  the  matter  in 
controversy,  debated  on  both  parts,  thought  fitt  to  make 
this  following  Order  and  Decree — vizt. : 

At  the  Genall  Court  of  Assizes  &c. 

The  inhabitants  of  the  Town  of  Huntington,  Pits.  Robert 
Seely,  Defendt. 

The  Court  doth  Decree  that  the  two  former  Verdicts 
given  in  by  the  jurges  at  the  Courts  of  Sessions,  in  the  East 
Riding  of  Yorkshire  upon  Long  Island,  do  stand  good,  and 
that  the  Land  in  question,  called  Eaton's  Neck,  bee  adjudg- 
ed to  ye  Defendt.  That  the  Pits  do  pay  or  cause  to  bee  paid 
li^e  Sumc  of  ten  pounds  to  the  Person  or  Persons  who 
received  the  Damage,  in  having  their  ffence  pluckt  up  by 
them.  And  that  the  Pits  do  also  pay  or  cause  to  bee  paid 
the  Sume  of  tenn  pounds  more  to  the  Defendt  for  the 
damage  hee  hath  Susteined  by  them.  And  likewise  that 
they  Pay  the  Costs  of  Court  and  Charges. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  89 

By  order  of  the  Governor  and  Court  of  Assizes,* 

Matth.  Nicolls, 

Secty. 
State  of  New  York,  Office  of  the  ) 
Secretary   of  the  Board  of  Re-  >  ss. 

GENTS  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY.  ) 

I,  David  Murray,  Secretary  of  the  Board  of  Regents  of 
the  State  of  New  York,  do  hereby  certify  that  the  forego- 
ing is  a  correct  and  true  copy  of  the  procedings  of  the 
Court  of  Assizes  of  the  Province  of  New  York,  in  the 
matter  between  the  Town  of  Huntington  and  Robert  See- 
ly,  as  recorded  on  pages  55  to  58  in  book  "Court  of  Assizes 
2,  1665-1672,"  on  file  in  the  State  Library,  and  of  the  whole 
thereof. 

Witness  my  hand  and  the  seal  of  said  Board  of  Regents 
this  1 8th  day  of  April,  1882. 

David  Murray, 

Secretary. 
{File  Eaton's  Neck  papers  C.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1666,  Oct.  17.] 

October  17.  1666 

Voted  and  agreed,  this  day  and  year  above  said  by  the 
major  part  of  the  inhabitants  of  this  town  of  Huntington  that 
no  inhabitant,  whether  proprietor  or  renter,  shall  sell  let 
or  set  any  of  their  lands  of  commonage  or  meadow  in  any 

[*The  inhabitants  of  Eaton's  Neck  having  been  successful  In 
establishing  their  title  to  that  neck  under  the  Theophilus  Eaton 
purchase  by  three  successive  suits  with  Huntington,  the  result 
was  acquiesced  in  and  Huntington  never  gave  any  grants  or 
deeds  or  other  conveyance  of  land  in  any  part  of  that  neck, 
though  for  all  jurisdictional  purposes  of  town  government  it 
seems  to   have  been  regarded  as  within  the  town. — C.  R.  S.] 


CO  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

part  or  parcel  of  that  land  lying  Eastward  or  Northward 
from  Cow  harbor  to  any  person  or  persons  that  are  or  shall 
be  proprietors  of  the  neck  called  Stony  Neck  or  Balding's 
Neck  ;  and  whomsoever  shall  act  or  do  contrary  to  this 
order  shall  forfit  ten  pounds  sterling  for  every  hundred 
pound  commonage,  upon  demand,  to  the  constable  and 
townsmen.* 

[Copied,  from  the  original  in  Court  Records  p  ,  in  the 
Revision  of  the  Records  in  the  year  1873.] 
{Town  Meetings  Vol  1,  p.  9.) 


[CONFERENCE  BETWEEN  HUNTINGTON  MEN 
AND  THE  MESSEPEGUE  SACHEM 
CONCERNING  SOUTH  NECK.] 

[No  date.     Between  1664  and  1667.] 

The  afermation  of  John  Ketcham,  Thomas  Brush  and 
Thomas  powell  being  sent  by  the  Inhabitants  of  hunting- 
ton  with  an  Indian  called  Chickeno  too  The  south  mead- 
owes  according  to  the  order  of  the  generall  asembly  at 
hempsted.  When  wee  came  to  the  south  to  our  meadows 
wee  went  ovar  too  neckes  to  our  naybours  who  had  called 
massapeege  Indians  About  the  number  of  twentie>  whoe 
opoased  us  about  the  space  of  an  ower  and  would  nof  suf- 
fer the  Indian  too  goe  and  shew  us  the  marked  tree,  then 
wee  shewed  the  sachem  the  writing  to  which  hee  had  set 
his  hand  which  was  our  acquitance  and  yet  hee  would  not 
suffer  the  Indian  to  goe,  when  wee  see  nothing  would  pre- 
vaile,  wee  tooke  our  leave  of  them  and  said  wee  should 

[*This  prohibition  against  inhabitants  of  Eaton's  Neck  grew 
out  of  the  bitter  feehng  engendered  by  the  previous  litigation 
between  Robert  Seeley  and  George  Baldwin  on  the  one  part 
and  the  people  of  Huntington  on  the  other. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RFXORDS.  QI 

carry  backe  this  anser  to  them  that  sent  us :  but  they  not 
willing  that  wee  should,  tf)()ke  up  the  matter  as  wee  did  ap- 
prihend,  spake  to  the  Indians  whoe  after  gave  leave  to  the 
Indian  who  was  Chickemo  to  goe  and  shew  us  the  tree, 
many  off  massapauge  Indians  w^ent  with  us.  Thomas 
Brush  went  before  and  not  taking  notise  off  the  tree  w^ent 
past  it  then  a  massapauge  Indian  called  him  backe  and 
shewed  him  the  tree  before  Chickenoe  came  neare  it.  when 
Chickenoe  came  to  the  tree  hee  said  that  was  the  tree  hee 
marked,  as  his  master  Commanded  him.  Massapauge 
sachem  said  by  his  Interpriter  that  hee  told  muntaulke 
sachem  that  hee  was  grived  at  his  hart  that  hee  had  sould 
that  necke  upon  which  then  wee  was,  but  muntalket 
sachem  tould  him  that  it  was  sould  and  it  could  not  bee 
hoped  and  therefore  bid  him  goe  and  Receve  his  paye  and 
soe  hee  said  hee  did  :  and  alsoe  massapauge  sachem  owned 
his  Land  and  that  hee  had  Receved  the  goods  : 

Recorded  in  the  office  at  New  Yorke 
the  2''  da}^  of  November  1667. 

Matthias  NicoUs,  Seer. 
{File  No.  13.; 


[CHICKINOE'S  AFFIRMATION  CONCERNING 
THE  SOUTH  NECKS.] 

[1665,  Oct.  7.] 

7:    Oct.  1665.  % 

The  day  and  yeare  above  said,  wee  undersubscribed,  be- 
ing in  Huntington  where  Chickinoe  came  and  Instilled  the 
matter  following  in  relation  to  y®  reference  or  order  made 
at  Hympsted  Generall  meeting,  touchinge  three  necks  of 
meadowe  wh,  Hiuitington  had  formerly  purchased  of 
Muntaukatt  Saichem,and  he  informs  true  properiet-'  as  also 


92  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

in  responsion  to  Oyster  Bay  inhabitants,  who  lay  a  claime 
to  part  of  the  said  three  Necks,  saying-  thare  are  fouer 
necks  &  one  thereof  belongs  to  them,  the  said  Chickinoe 
now  did  playnely  and  cleerly  demenstrate  before  us  that 
the  Tree  he  first  marked  by  his  Master  Muntakett  Sachems 
order,  and  hath  a  second  tyme  denied  according  to  order, 
is  noe  other  but  that  w*  ought  justly  to  be  owned  by  him 
and  so  marked  as  aforesaid,  and  comprehends  only  Hun- 
tingtons  just  Purchase  of  three  Necks  of  Medow  and  in 
truth  is  three  necks  of  medowe  &  not  four  accordinsf  to  the 
present  relation  of  Chickinoe,* 

Thos.  Topping 
Will  Wells. 
(File  No.  19.; 


[THE  NICHOLLS  PATENT  TO  HUNTINGTON.] 

[1666,  Nov.  30.] 

The  People  of  the  State  of  New  York,  by  the  Grace  of 
God,  Free  and  Independent :  To  all  to  whom  these  pres- 
ents shall  come.  Greeting  :  Know  ye,  that  we,  having  in- 
spected the  records  remaining  in  our  Secretary's  office,  do 
find  therein  Book  of  Pattents,  No.  i,  page  99,  certain  Let- 
ters patent  recorded  in  the  words  and  figures  following 
to  wit: 

A  Patent  granted  unto  the  Inhabitants  of  Huntington, 
Richard  Nicolls,  Esq.,  Governor  Generall  under  his  Royall 
Highness,  the  Duke  of  Yorke  and  Albany,  etc.,  of  all  his 
territories  in  America. 

To  all  to  whom  these  pr'ts  shall  come,  sendeth  Greeting: 

[*This,  in  connection  with  the  action  of  the  Governor  and 
Council  at  Hempstead  the  year  before,  closed  the  controversy 
with  Oysterbay  about  the  three  hecks. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  93 

whereas  there  is  a  certain  Town  within  this  Government 
commonly  called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Huntinj^ton  ; 
situate  and  being  in  Long  Island,  now  in  the  tenure  or 
occupation  of  several  Freeholders  and  Inhabitants  there 
residing,  who  having  heretofore  made  laufull  purchase  of 
the  lands  thereunto  belonging,  have  likewise  manured  and 
improved  a  considerable  part  thereof  and  settled  a  compe- 
tent number  of  familycs  thereupon.  Now,  for  a  confirma- 
tion unto  the  said  Freeholdr's  and  Inhabitants  in  their  en- 
joym't  and  possession  of  the  premises,  know  y^  that  by 
virtue  of  y"  commission  and  authority  unto  me  given  by 
his  Royal  Highness,  I  have  ratified,  confirmed  and  grant- 
ed, and  by  these  pr'sts  do  hereby  ratify,  confirm  and  grant 
unto  Jonas  Wood,  William  Leveredge,  Robert  Seely,  John 
Ketcham,  Thomas  Scudmore,  Isaac  Piatt,  Thomas  Joanes, 
and  Thomas  Weeks,  in  the  behalfe  of  them-selvs  and  their 
associates,  the  Freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the  s'd 
Townc,  their  heires,  successors  and  assigns,  all  y''  land  that 
already  have  beene  or  hereafter  shall  bee  purchased  for 
and  in  the  behalfe  of  the  Towne  of  Huntington,  either 
from  the  natives,  proprietors  or  others  within  the  limitts 
and  bounds  herein  exprest,  (vizt)  That  is  to  say  ;  from  a 
certaine  river  or  creeke  on  the  West  com'only  called  by 
the  Indyans  by  the  name  of  Nackaqnatok  and  by  the  Eng- 
lish the  Cold  spring,  to  stretch  eastward  to  Nasaquack 
River ;  on  the  North  to  bee  bounded  by  the  Sound  run- 
ning betwixt  Long  Island  and  the  Maine  ;  and  on  y*^  South 
by  y*^  sea,  including  there  nine  several  necks  of  Meadow 
Ground,  all  which  tract  of  land  together  with  the  s'd 
necks  thereunto  belonging,  within  the  bounds,  limittf. 
aforesaid,  and  all  or  an}^  plantacon  thereupon  are  to  belong 
to  the  said  Towne  of  Huntington,  as  also  all  Havens,  Har- 
bors, Creekes,  Quarryes,  Woodland,  Meadows,  Pastures, 
Marshes,  Lakes,  Fishing,  Hawking,  Hunting  and  Fowling 
and  all  other  profitts,  commodetycs,  Emolum'ts  and  Her- 
iditam'ts  to  the  said   land  and   [)remises  within  limitts  and 


94  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

bounds  aforementioned,  described,  belonging,  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining,  to  have  and  to  hold  the  said  Lands  and 
Nepks  of  lands  Hereditam'ts  and  premises  with  their  and 
every  of  their  appurtenances,  and  of  every  part,  part  and 
parcell  thereof  to  the  said  patentees  and  their  associates, 
to  the  proper  use  and  behoofs  of  the  said  patentees  and 
their  associates,  their  Heirs,  Successors  and  assigns  for- 
ever and  I  do  likewise  hereby  confirme  and  Grant  unto 
the  said  Patentees  and  their  associates,  their  Heires,  suc- 
cessors and  assigns  all  the  privileges  belonging  to  a  Towne 
within  this  Governm't,  and  that  the  place  of  their  present 
Habitacon  shall  continue  and  retaine  the  name  of  Hunting- 
ton by  which  name  it  shall  be  distinguist  and  knowne  in 
all  Bargains  and  sales,  deeds,  records  and  writings.  They, 
the  said  patentees,  and  their  associates,  their  Heirs,  suc- 
cessors and  assigns  rendering  and  paying  such  dutyes  and 
acknowledgem'ts  as  now  are  or  hereafter  shall  be  consti- 
tuted and  establist  by  the  Laws  of  this  Colony  under  the 
obedience  of  his  Royall  Highness,  his  heirs  and  successors. 
Given  under  my  hand  and  scale  at  Fort  James  in  New 
York,  the  30th  day  of  November,  in  the  i8th  year  of  his 
Majesties  reign  and  in  the  year  of  our  Lord,  1666.* 

Richard  Nicolls. 

[*This  is  in  many  respects  the  most  important  paper  held  by 
the  town.  It  embodies  all  the  qualities  of  a  grant,  a  patent, 
and  a  charter,  and  is  the  basis  upon  which  all  title  to  lands 
and  all  local  government  as  a  township  rested  under  the  gov- 
ernment of  Great  Britain.  Though  comparatively  brief,  it 
contained  all  the  essentials  necessary  to  enable  the  people  to 
maintain  title  and  carry  on  a  town  government.  The  two 
subsequent  patents  only  amplify  the  powers,  and  rights  here 
granted,  vest  the  title  in  Trustees  and  change,  somewhat,  the 
boundaries.  In  effect  it  would  seem  to  have  swept  away  all 
private  ownership  in  undivided  and  unoccupied  lands  or  com- 
mons founded  on  Indian  deeds,  and  to  have  vested  such  lands 
in  the  town,  as  a  public,  municipal  corporation;  but  whether  it 
was  so  construed  at  the  time  or  not,  the  rights  of  the  first 
purchasers  from  the  Indians  still  contmued  to  be  recognized,  as 
divisions  continued  to  be  made  at  town  meetings,  based  on  such 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  95 

All  which  we  have  exemplified  by  these  presents. 
In  testimony  whereof  we  have  caused  these,  our  Letters, 
to  be  made  patent,  and  the  Great  Seal  of  our  said  State  to 
be  hereunto  affixed.     Witness  our  trusty  and  well-beloved 
George    Clinton,    Esquire,    Governor    of  our   said  State, 

exclusive  purchases  and  the  holders  of  these  ancient  rights, 
continued  to  assert  them,  and  they  descended  from  father  to 
son  and  were  bought  and  sold  for  more  than  a  hundred  years 
after  this  and  subsequent  patents  were  granted. 

The  Indian  title,  which  the  people  here  had  then  acquired,  in 
part  was  nothing  more  than  occupation  for  fishing  and  hunting, 
or,  as  Aaron  Burr  decided  many  years  afterwards,  a  mere  "  right 
of  earbage."  The  settlers,  it  is  true,  had  for  some  thirteen  years 
occupied  lands  and  made  divisions  and  conveyed  to  and  from 
each  other  on  this  flimsy  Indian  title,  without  the  special 
authority  of  any  sovereignty,  but  it  was  a  precarious  title,  liable 
to  be  challenged  at  any  time  and  always  open  to  the  question 
whether  the  consent  of  the  "  right  owner  "  had  been  obtained. 
This  grant  of  Gov.  Nicholls  at  once  vested  in  the  town  of 
Huntington,  as  a  political  corporation,  the  full  title  held  by  the 
sovereignty  of  England,  subject  to  the  condition  that  the  consent 
of  the  Indians  be  first  obtained.  There  was  a  wide  extent  of 
territory  in  the  middle  of  the  town,  far  back  from  the  shore, 
which  the  town  had  not  then  acquired,  but  the  grant  provided 
that  upon  the  purchase  of  these  lands  of  the  Indians  the  title 
should  rest  in  the  town,  and  it  was  finally  all  purchased  of  the 
Indians.  The  grant  was  made  to  certain  individuals  named  "  in 
the  behalf  of  themselves  and  their  associates,  the  Freeholders 
and  inhabitants  of  the  said  town,  their  heirs,  successors  and 
assigns."  This  was  clearly  a  grant  to  the  town,  in  behalf  of  all 
the  people,  the  commonalty  as  well  as  the  freeholders.  How- 
ever it  cost  something  to  procure  the  patent  and  procure  the 
"  Earbage  right  "  of  the  Indians,  and  those  wh<j  contributed 
for  the  purpose  were  held  to  be  entitled  to  receive  a  proportion 
of  the  lands  corresponding  with  the  amount  they  had  thus 
contributed.  For  this  purpose  a  whole  purchase  was  estimated 
at  a  given  value  and  "hundred  pounds  rights  "  were  given,  or 
fractional  parts  of  such  rights,  and  were  held  from  generation 
to  generation,  as  representing  a  definite  share  in  the  common 
land,  the  title  to  which  still  continued  in  the  town.  Probably 
the  persons  who  held  these  certificates  or  records  of  "rights  "  in 
undivided  lands  held  no  legal  title  whatever,  the  legal  title  being 
in  the  town  or  its  trustees,  but  they  had  an  equitable  right  to 
claim    of   the  town   a  deed  or   conveyance  to   them  of   their 


96  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

General  and  commander-in-chief  of  all  the  Militia,  and 
Admiral  of  the  Navy  of  the  same  at  our  city  of  New  York 
this  twelfth  day  of  September,  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one 
thousand  seven  hundred  and  ninety-three,  and  in  the 
eighteenth  year  of  our  Independence. 
[L.  S.]  Geo.  Clinton. 

[File  No.  69) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667,  Jan.  24.] 

At  a  Towne  Meeting  January  the  24*''  1667,  it  was  voated 
and  Agreed  by  and  with  the  Consent  of  the  towne  that 

proportionate  share.  If  they  obtained  such  a  deed,  very  well  ; 
but  if  they  never  procured  such  a  conveyance  they  would  have 
no  legal  title.  Down  to  as  late  as  the  beginning  of  the  present 
century  the  descendants  and  assigns  of  these  holders  of  "  hun- 
dred pound  rights  "  in  the  old  or  first  purchase,  in  the  eastern 
purchase  and  other  purchases,  seemed  to  claim  a  legal  title  as 
tenants  in  common  of  the  common  lands  in  the  town,  and 
through  committees  made  sales  in  some  cases — some  small  and 
some  great ;  but  it  is  difficult  to  see  how  they  gave  any  legal 
title,  unless  such  conveyances  were  afterwards  ratified  by  the 
town  or  its  trustees.  The  lands  under  tide  water  in  the  town 
were  acquired  under  this  grant  of  Gov.  Nicholls  in  the  same 
way  as  the  uplands  and,  except  what  has  been  sold,  constitute 
the  remains  of  the  town's  commons,  and  these  old  "  hundred 
pound  right  "  claims  adhered  to  such  lands  underwater  as  well 
as  to  uplands,  but  as  the  claims  are  now  so  widely  distributed 
among  the  descendants  of  the  early  holders,  and  their  precar- 
ious nature  has  become  better  understood  in  the  light  of 
decisions  of  the  courts  in  this  State,  there  seems  to  be  no 
disposition  to  further  assert  them,  and  the  legal  title  is  admitted 
on  all  hands  to  be  in  the  town  trustees. 

These  observations  only  refer  to  common  lands,  or  those 
which  had  not  been  duly  alienated  at  the  time  this  grant  was 
made.  It  did  not  disturb  grants  made  at  town  meetings  to 
individuals  prior  to  its  date.  On  the  contrary  it  confirmed 
such  titles,  and  under  the  Duke's  laws,  then  in  force,  four  years 
of  quiet  possession,  immediately  before  Sept.  i,  1C65,  was 
declared  to  give  good,  fee  simple  title. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  97 

Content  Tytus'^  shall  have  that  lott  that  was  formerly  given 
to  John  Ketcham  it  beeing  a  too  hundred  pound  alotment, 
too  acars  of  medow  on  the  little  neck  and  the  rest  on  the 
west  neck. 

All  above  is  entered  in  the  new  Book  A.  page  35. 
{Town  Meetings.  Vol.  1,  p.  13. 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667,  Jan.  24.] 

January  the  24  1667. 

it  is  agreed  that  what  land  is  found  usfull  for  tilling  at 
the  end  of  Jonathan  Rogers  swampe  henr}'  sooper  may 
take  up  not  prejudising  any  watering  or  highway. 

it  is  alsoe  agreed  that  Nathaniell  foster  shall  take  up  4 
akere  of  land  neare  to  the  Long  swamp  at  the  up  side  of 
Tredwells  plaine. 

Nathaniell  foster  have  layd  Downe  that  four  acare, 
{Toivn  Meethujs,  Vol.  1, 2>.  12.) 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667,  Jan.  29,] 

January  the  29"'  6y. 

it  was  agreed  by  and  with  y"^  consent  of  the  townesmen 

Mark  Megs  shall  have  the  swamp  below  the  mill  Dam  to 

[*Content  Titus  and  his  brothers  Abial,  John,  Samuel,  Henry 
and  Edward,  whose  names  often  appear  in  the  records,  were 
sons  of  Robert  and  Hannah  Titus,  who  came  from  near  Stan- 
stead  Abbey,  England,  to  New  England  in  the  "  Hopewell  "  in 
1635.  I  think  they  all  came  here  by  the  way  of  Stamford, 
Conn.  They  probably  went  there  from  Wethersfield,  Mass., 
with  the  Rev.  Mr.  Denton  and  came  with  him  subsequently  to 
Hempstead  and  Newtown,  where  their  names  appear  at  an 
early  period. — C.  R.  S.] 


98  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Jonathan  Rogers  so  it — pevided  hee  grind  for  the  towne 
for  twelfe  part  of  the  bushell  wheat  and  Indian  he  clearing 
it  in  som  convenient  time. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol  1,  ij.  29) 


[DEED.     SAMUEL  DAVIS  TO  JOHN  FINCH.] 

[1667,  March  23.] 

This  writing  testifieth  that  I  Samuell  Davis  now  off 
fairefeild  have  sould  to  John  finch  of  huntington  on  home 
lot  in  huntington  uppon  Long  eiland  containing  six  acars 
more  or  les  Bounded  on  the  south  by  the  Land  of  henry 
whitson  on  the  north  with  the  land  that  was  Trusteram 
hodges  with  all  the  privilidges  and  devidents  Booth  of  up- 
land and  Meddow  there  unto  Belonging  that  I  the  saide 
Davis  hath  sould  for  a  valiable  Consideracon  all  redye 
paide  and  Doe  binde  my  selfe  heires  and  assignes  to  ffree  it 
from  all  Bargons  sales  Morgidges  executions  or  Incum- 
brances whatsoever  only  the  said  flfinch  is  to  cleare  any 
Damadge  Whitson  hath  sustained  since  it  was  the  said 
Davis  and  alsoe  to  cleare  all  Rates  that  is  unpaide  since  that 
time  in  witnes  whereof  I  set  too  my  hand  this  23^''  of  March 
1667. 

the  marke   of 

Witnes  Samuell  X  Davis 

Cornelius  hull 
Stephen  Jarvis 

This  is  A  true  Coppie  of  the  Deede  p  mee 

Joseph  Bayly 

Rec' 

{Court  Eec.  p.  311.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  99 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667,  April  2.] 

1667  at  a  towne  meeting  Aprell  the  second  given  Mr  Jonas 
wood  12  acars  of  Land  on  the  littell  necke  against  Cow 
harbor  by  a  towne  voet  as  allsoe  8  acars  of  Meddow  on 
a  neck  called  santipauge  the  on  half  too  Mr  Jonas  wood 
the  other  halfe  to  thomas  seniors  as  alsoe  fower  acars  ly- 
ing on  the  easter  most  side  of  the  said  neck  the  on  halfe 
to  Isack  platt  and  the  other  halfe  to  henry  whitson  p 
mee. 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec"" 
{Court  Bee.  p.  322,  &  T.  Meetings  Vol  1,  p.  15.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  MATTHEWS  TO  THOMAS  WEEKS.] 

[1667,  May  I.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p''sents  that  I  John  Mathews  of  hun- 
tington  iippon  Long  eiland  victular  have  from  mee  my 
heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  Bargoned 
sould  and  made  over  unto  thomas  weeks  sen""  off  hunting- 
ton  afowr  said  all  my  Rite  title  and  Intrest  that  I  have  in  a 
too  hundred  pound  Lot  that  I  the  said  John  Mathews  Late 
purchased  of  John  Lum  off  fairefeild  sittuate  and  Lying  in 
huntington  afore  said  the  Lot  of  the  widow  Rogers  on  the 
south  side,  the  frunt  east  towards  the  Run  of  water  the 
north  side  the  high  waye  the  Reere  next  to  a  hundred 
pound  Lot  that  the  said  Mathews  lives  in  together  with  all 
Lands  priviledges  Accomindacons  profits  and  Revenues 
thereto  belongiug  or  accureing  therefrom  except  halfe  of 
a  hollow  that  was  John  Lums  lying  on  the  west  side  of 
tredwels  playne  which  I  the  said  Mathews  doth  Reserve 
for  mine  owne  use  and  allsoe  fower  akars  of  Medow  that 


lOO  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

is  uppon  a  necke  of  medow  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand 
called  by  the  name  off  siases  necke  which  I  doe  Reserve  in 
the  Roome  of  that  fower  akers  that  lyeth  on  the  estermost 
neck  of  Land  now  purchased  of  the  bounds  of  huntington 
which  fower  akers  or  A  hundred  pound  Lotment  of  medow 
I  the  said  Mathews  sell  alinate  and  Make  over  unto  the  said 
weekes  and  his  sucksessors  els  all  Lands  Medows  and 
Accommidasons  and  privilidges  I  the  aforesaid  John  Math- 
ews Doe  by  these  p'sents  sell  alinate  and  estrainge  from 
mee  my  heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  all 
my  Rite  title  and  Intrest  that  I  had  in  that  to  hundred 
pound  Lot  that  I  purchased  of  John  Lum  or  ought  to  have 
by  any  wave  cr  Meanes  of  that  purchas  I  Doe  Make  over 
unto  the  afore  said  thomas  weekes  his  heires  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  To  have  and  to  hould  for  ever, 
further  I  doe  by  these  p''sents  ingadge  my  selfe  and  my 
assignes  to  Save  harmeles  the  afore  said  weekes  and  his 
assignes  from  any  parson  or  parsons  whatsoever  whoo 
maye  or  shall  Laye  any  Clayme  or  title  thereto  or  any  part 
or  parsell  thereof  except  Before  excepted  to  the  Indemni- 
fing  the  said  weekes  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  or  thaire 
quiet  possession  of  the  aforesaid  Lands  Medows  or  any  part 
or  parsell  thereof  and  all  the  said  Lands  to  bee  free  from 
Rates  from  the  begining  of  the  world  untill  the  Daye  of 
the  Date  further  more  I  the  above  said  John  Mathewes  for 
my  selfe  my  heeres  and  assignes  doth  ingadge  that  it  any 
part  or  parsell  of  my  fine  that  is  Due  to  Lum  to  bee  paid 
yearely  at  fairefeild  that  is  to  saye  fifteene  pounds  to  bee 
paid  in  five  yeares  by  equall  proportion  yearely  beginning 
1668  the  on  and  thirtie  of  march  if  any  part  or  parsell  bee 
Lefte  unpaid  that  the  Lots  should  bee  forfited  to  John  Lum 
as  is  spesified  in  the  bill  of  sale  of  the  said  Mathews  that  the 
above  said  thomas  weekes  should  bee  Damnified  that  then 
it  shall  bee  Lawfull  for  the  said  thomas  weekes  to  enter 
seaes  poses  and  Lijoye  all  the  said  mathews  now  liveth  in 
and  every  part  and  parsell  thereof  without  Let  or  hindrance 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  lOI 

of  him  the  said  mathewes  his  heires  or  assignes  in  witnes 
whereof  I  have  here  unto  set  mj  hand  this  first  Dayc  ot 
maye  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord   1667.  ''"^  "'^^'"'''^  "f 

signed  aud  ddl.  John X  Mathews 

in  the  p'"sents  of 
Joseph  Bayly 
John  Ketcham. 

{Court  riev.2j.dl5.) 


[DEED.     WILLIAM  LUDLAM   TO  MARK  MEGGS.] 

[1667,  June  13.] 

know  all  men  by  these  p'"sents  that  I  WilHam  Ludlam  of 
the  towne  off  huntington  within  the  cast  Riding  husban 
man  have  and  by  these  p'sents  doe  sell  assigne  allinate  and 
make  over  ffrom  mee  my  heirs  executors,  administrators  or 
assigns  all  my  Right  in  and  unto  my  milP  att  huntington 
Bought  of  Mr  will  Leverich  of  huntington  aforesaid  with 
all  the  Right  there  unto  Belonging  or  that  heareafter  may 
belonge  or  appertaine  and  all  preveledges  what  soever  unto 
marke  meggs  off  oyster  Baye  his  heires  executors  adminis- 
trs  or  assignes  for  ever  Really  to  have  hould  ocupie 
and  Injoye  without  any  ffraude  troble  emison  or  molestation 

[*This  is  the  mill  before  referred  to  as  having  been  built  by 
Rev.  William  Leverich.  It  was  located  at  the  south-west 
corner  of  a  lot  on  the  north  side  of  Mill-Dam  Lane  about  five 
hundred  feet  westerly  from  where  the  brook  crosses  the  high- 
way. The  spot  where  the  mill  stood  and  the  mill  wheel  was 
located  was  often  pointed  out  to  the  writer  by  his  grandfather, 
Gilbert  Scudder,  nearly  fifty  years  ago,  Mr.  Scudder  then  own- 
ing the  land  and  being  about  80  years  old.  The  mill  race, 
though  partially  tilled  up,  can  now  be  traced.  The  dam  which 
flooded  the  lands  far  to  the  south  was  on  the  same  site  as  that 
now  occupied  by  the  highway — Mill-Dam  Lane — and  the  gate 
of  the  mill  pond  was  where  the  bridge  over  the  brook  is  now 
located.— C.  R.  S.] 


102  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

off  any  p'son  or  psons  whatsoever  ffirmely  by  these  or  as  ffully 
as  maye  bee  made  by  any  deede  or  convayance  whatsoever 
and  as  ffully  Largely  and  amply  as  I  the  said  Willi  hade 
might  or  could  by  any  purchas  grant  or  bill  off  sale  ffrom 
Mr  William  Leverich  or  the  towne  as  Doth  and  maye  ap- 
peare  by  the  said  Leveriches  Bill  of  sale,  dated  the  Twentie 
on  Daie  of  December  anoe — 1659  and  all  and  other  grants 
ffrom  the  said  towne  or  Townesmen  what  soever  as  alsoe  the 
Lands  Inclosed  Lande  houesing  or  houses  Barnes  orchards 
Meadows  pastures  gardings  or  all  and  singular  my  Rights 
Titeles  or  my  claimes  whatsoever  Belonging  or  done  uppon 
the  said  premises  or  any  parte  or  parcell  thereof  with  all 
my  Right  unto  A  Certaine  p'sell  of  Land  Lying  and  being 
in  the  west  ffeild  adjacent  to  the  Lott  of  thomas  Brush  and 
the  Lande  of  the  Townes  in  Comonadge  with  the  ffeeding 
and  entradgements  heareafter  with  Meddow  According  to 
an  Allottment  off  three  hundred  pounds  allotment  as  fifirme- 
ly  and  fully  as  it  was  made  to  mee  or  mine  all  the  Rits  and 
*  *  *  not  possessed  or  brought  into  possession  I  doe 
heareby  Deliver  and  ffurther  what  I  maye  or  can  deliver 
as  Belonging  to  my  said  mill  or  any  of  the  said  p'"mises  and 
all  the  fiflooring  and  planking  off  the  said  house  or  houseing 
hee  the  said  Marke  meggs  sattisfing  for  the  said  Land  the 
full  and  just  some  off  seaventie  pounds  to  bee  paid  as  fol- 
loweth  vizt :  in  Cattell  and  Mares  as  will  more  plainely  :  In 
Wittnes  I  have  heare  unto  sett  my  hand  in  oysterbaye  this 
Thirteene  day  of  June  in  the  Eaighteen  yeare  of  the  Raine 
of  our  soverend  Lord  King  Charles  The  second  By  the 
grace  off  god  off  England  Scotland,  ffrance  and  Ireland 
Defender  of  the  faith  etc  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  god 
on  thousand  six  hundred  sixtie  &  seaven  according  to  the 
Church  of  England  the  above  said  mill  and  message  it  to 
be  Delivered  at  or  about  the  ffeast  of  St.  Michaell  next, 
the  date  five  weeks  more  or  les  before  or  after  not  exceed- 
ing. William  Ludlam 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  IO3 

signed,  sealed  and 
delivered  in  the  p'sents  of 
Richard  harkar 
Simon  Lane 

this  is  a  true  Coppie  of  Marke  meggs  Bill  of  Sale  from 
William  p  mee 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec' 
[Court  Eec. p.  323.) 


[THE  NICHOLLS  GRANT  TO  GEORGE  BALDWIN 
OF  EATON'S  NECK.] 

[1667,  June  22.] 

A  conformation  of  Eaton's  Neck,  granted  to  Geo.  Bald- 
win,* Richard  NicoUs,  Esq.,  Governour  Gen.,  all  under  his 
Royall  Highness,  James  Duke  of  Yorke  and  Albany,  &c., 
of  all  his  Territories  in  America. 

To  all  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come  sendeth,  Greet- 
ing :  Whereas  Mr.  William  Joanes,  ot  New  Haven,  deriving 
a  right  and  title  from  Theophilus  Eaton  of  the  same  place, 
Esq.,  did  upon  the  22d  day  of  December  1662  for  the  con- 
sideration therein  expressed,  Bargain,  sell,  assign  and  set 
over  unto  Capt.  Robert  Seely  of  Huntington  a  certain  par- 
cel or  Neck  of  land  commonly  called  Eaton's  Neck,  lying 
and  being  in  the  East  Riding  of  Yorkshire  upon  Long  Island 
on  the  North  side  of  said  Island  to  the  East  of  Huntington 
Bay  where  striking  out  into  the  sound  it  is  thereby  Bounded 
to  the  North  East,  and  South,  and  on  ye   West  with  Hun- 

[*This  grant  to  Baldwin  was  made  about  seven  months  after 
the  grant  by  the  same  Governor  to  Huntington.  As  the  grant 
to  Huntington  was  bounded  on  the  west  by  Cold  Spring 
harbor,  on  the  east  by  Smithtown,  and  on  the  north  by  the 
Sound,  it  would  seem  to  include  Eaton's  Neck  ;  but  on  the 
theory,  we  presume,  that  the  inhabitants  of  Eaton's  Neck  had 
in  three  suits  maintained  their  title  as  against  Huntington,  the 
Governor  made  this  grant. — C.  R.  S.] 


I04  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

tington  Harbor,  from  whence  it  goes  on  East  to  the  Beach 
wch  divides  it  from  Crabb  Meadows,  the  middle  of  which 
said  Beach  is  Bounded  betwixt  the  said  Neck,  and  Crabb 
Meadow  which  also  Joynes  it  to  the  Island.  The  Neck  of 
land  aforesaid  containing  by  estimation  about  one  thousand 
five  hundred  acres  bee  it  more  or  less  and  whereas  the 
said  Robert  Seely  did  by  Bill  of  Sale  bearing  date  the  29th 
day  of  July  1663  sell  and  make  over  all  his  right  and  title 
in  the  said  Parcell  or  Neck  of  land  commonly  called  Eaton's 
Neck  as  aforesaid  unto  George  Baldwin  of  Huntington 
aforesaid  who  doth  secured  to  pay  a  valuable  consideration 
for  the  same  unto  the  said  Robert  Seely  having  likewise 
cleared  his  Right  and  title  to  the  premises  at  Law  ;  Now 
for  a  confirmation  unto  the  said  George  Baldwin  in  his  En- 
joyment of  his  Bargain  for  the  premises  ;  Know  Ye,  That 
bv  virtue  of  the  commission  and  authority  unto  me  given 
by  his  Royal  Highness  I  have  ratified,  confirmed  and 
granted  and  by  these  presents  do  ratify,  confirm  and  Grant 
unto  the  said  George  Baldwin  his  heirs  and  assigns  the 
afore  recited  parcel  or  Neck  of  land  called  and  known  by 
the  name  of  Eatons  Neck  as  aforesaid.  Together  with  all 
the  lands,  Woods,  Meadows,  Pastures,  Marshes,  Creeks, 
Waters,  Lakes,  Fishing,  Hunting  and  Fowling  and  all  other 
profits,  commodities  and  emolum'ts  to  the  said  Parcel  or 
Neck  of  land  and  premises  belonging  or  in  any  wiseapper. 
taining  to  have  and  to  hold  the  said  Parcel  or  Neck  of  land 
and  premises  unto  the  said  George  Baldwin  his  heirs  and 
assigns  unto  the  proper  use  and  behoofe  of  the  said  George 
Baldwin  his  heirs  and  assigns  forever  Binding,  and  Paying 
such  duties  and  acknowledgements  as  now,  as  or  hereafter 
shall  be  constituted  and  established  by  the  Law  of  this 
Government  under  the  obedience  of  his  Royal  Highness 
his  heirs  and  successors,  given  under  my  hand  and  seal  at 
Fort  James  in  New  York  the  22d  day  of  June  m  the  19th 
year  of  his  Ma'ties  Reigne  Annoez  Dm  1667. 

Richard  Nicholls. 
(File  Eaton's  Neck  papers  D.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  105 

[THE  NICHOLLS  PATENT  TO  NATHANIEL 
SYLVESTER  AND  OTHERS  OF 
HORSE  (LLOYDS  NECK.] 

[1667,  Nov.  20.] 

The  Patent  to  Nathaniel 
Sylvester,  Thomas  Hart 
and  Latimer  Sampson 
for  Horse  Neck  neare 
Oysterbay. 
Richard  NicoUs  &c.  Whereas  there  is  a  certain  Parcel  or 
tract  of  Land  in  the  North  Riding  of  Yorkshire  upon  Long 
Island,  Lying  and  being  in  a  Neck  on  the  north  side  there- 
of streaching  out  in  the  Sound  or  East  River  comonly 
called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Horse  Neck,  bounded  to 
the  West  with  Oysterbay  to  the  east  with  Cowe  Harbour, 
towards  the  North  with  the  sound  and  towards  the  south 
with  a  Beach  extending  to  the  head  of  a  certain  creek 
which  parteth  or  divideth  the  bounds  of  the  town  of  Hun- 
tington and  the  said  neck  which  said  parcell  or  tract  of 
land  hath  been  heretofore  purchased  of  the  Indian  proprie- 
tors and  due  satisfaction  given  for  the  same  and  whereas 
John  Richbell  late  of  Oysterbay  in  the  foresaid  North 
Riding,  Merchant,  did  make  good  proofs  of  his  title  to  the 
said  Hors  Neck  at  the  generall  meeting  held  att  Hcmp- 
sted  in  the  beginning  of  the  Month  of  March  1664  against 
John  Conkling  on  the  behalf  of  his  wife  and  some  orphans 
who  lay  clami  thereunto  and  also  at  the  general  Court  of 
Assizes  held  in  this  City  in  the  month  of  September  1665 
against  the  inhabitants  of  the  Town  of  Huntington  and 
hath  since  sold  and  conveyed  the  said  premises  together 
with  a  neck  of  meadow  called  the  fort  Neck  lying  upon  the 
South  side  of  Long  Island  and  belonging  to  the  Town  of 
Oysterbay   unto   Nathaniel    Sylvester   of   shelter   Island, 


Io6  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

Thomas  Hart  of  the  Island  of  Barbadose  and  Latimer 
Sampson  of  Oysterbay  on  Long  Island  aforesaid  Merchant. 
Now  for  a  further  confirmation  unto  the*  said  Nathanel 
Sylvester  Thomas  Hart  and  Latimore  Sampson  in  their 
possession  and  enjoyment  of  the  premises  Know  '^'^  that  by 
virtue  of  the  commission  and  authority  unto  us  given  by 
his  Royal  Highness  thee  Duke  of  York  I  have  ratified, 
confirmed  and  granted  and  by  these  presents  do  ratify 
confirme  and  grant  unto  the  said  Nathanill  Sylvester, 
Thomas  Hart  and  Latimer  Sampson,  their  heirs  and 
assigns  all  the  afore  recited  parcell  or  tract  of  land  called 
Horse  Neck  aforesaid  togather  with  all  woods  beaches 
marshes,  meadows,  pastures,  creeks  waters,  lakes,  fishing, 
hawking,  hunting  and  fowling  and  all  other  profits  comod- 
ities  and  imoluments  to  the  said  parcell  or  tract  of  land 
belonging  and  next  or  appertaining  with  their  and  every 
of  their  appertnances  and  of  every  part  and  parcell  there- 
of and  in  regard  of  the  distance  of  the  plantations  settled 
or  to  be  settled  upon  the  said  Neck  from  any  Towu  the 
persons  inhabiting  or  that  inhabit  thereon  shall  be  excused 
from  ordinary  attendance  at  trainings  and  other  such  ordi- 
nary duties  in  the  Town  but  in  matters  ef  assessment  pub- 
lic rates  and  the  like  they  are  to  be  taxed  by  the  officers 
of  Oysterbay  to  which  Town  they  are  adjudged  to  belong 
and  they  are  likewise  to  give  due  obedience  to  all  such 
warents  as  shall  be  sent  from  any  Justice  of  the  Peace  or 
executions  granted  by  any  of  the  Courts  of  judication 
which  shall  be  served  by  the  sheriff  or  his  deputies.  To 
Have  and  to  Hold  the  said  parcell  or  tract  or  Neck  of 
land  with  the  Neck  of  Meadow  afore  mentioned  and  prem- 
ises with  all  and  singular  the  previlege  and  appertenances 
to  the  said  Nathanill  Sylvester,  Thomas  Hart  and  Latimer 
Sampson,  their  heirs  and  assignes  to  the  proper  use  and 
behoofe  of  the  said  Nathanill  Sylvester,  Thomas  Hart  and 
Latimer  Sampson  their  heirs  and  assigns  forever  as  free 
Land  of  inheritance.      Rendering  and    paying  as  a  quit 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  10/ 

Rent  for  the  same  the  Value  of  four  bushell  of  whcate 
yearly  upon  the  29  day  of  September,  if  Demanded  unto 
his  Royal  Highness  the  Duke  of  York  and  his  heirs  or 
such  Govornor  and  governours  as  shall  from  time  to  time 
be  appointed  and  sett  over  them.  Given  under  my  hand 
&  seal  at  Fort  James  in  New  York  on  Manhatans  Island 
the  20  day  of  Nov.  in  the  19  year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sov- 
ereign Lord  Charles  the  second  &c.  Annoy  Dom  in  1667.* 
Exam 'in 
by  J.  Spragge,  Lieut. 

{File  LloijcVs  Neck  Papers  F.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 
[1667,  Dec.  24.] 

Att  a  towne  Meeting  December  the  24th  1667  it  is  voated 
and  agreed  the  same  day  that  Epenetus  platt  and  John 
Sammisf  and  Noah  Rogers  shall  take  up  there  first 

[*This  patent  of  Horse  Neck  was  given  by  Gov.  Nicholls 
about  one  year  later  than  the  date  of  his  patent  to  Huntington, 
and  is  open  to  the  same  charge  of  inconsistency  noticed  in  the 
Eaton's  Neck  patent  of  the  same  year.  The  grant  to  Hunting- 
ton was  bounded  on  the  north  by  Long  Island  Sound  and  no 
exception  was  made  of  Lloj^d's  Neck.  Gov.  Nicholls  probably 
had  in  mind  the  decision  he  and  his  council  had  made  awarding 
title  to  the  Neck  to  Richbell  as  against  the  claim  of  Hunting- 
ton.—C.  R.  S.] 

[f  John  Sammis  was  the  common  ancestor  of  the  Sammis 
family  in  Huntington.  He  is  believed  to  have  come  here  via. 
Southold  among  the  first  settlers.  His  homestead  was  at  the 
Cove,  West  Neck,  and  it  remained  in  the  family  down  to  about 
1880,  when  it  was  purchased  and  is  now  owned  by  Jenkins  Van 
Schaick.  The  first  John  Sammis  married  a  daughter  of  John 
Corey.  His  children  were  John,  Isaac,  Silas,  Jeremiah,  David, 
Deborah  and  Hannah.  The  line  of  ancestry  in  Huntington 
may  be  stated  thus,  as  to  one  branch  of  the  family  :  John  Sam- 
mis I,  John  Sammis  II,  John  Sammis  III,  Platt  Sammis,  John 
Sammis  IV,  now  living  here,  aged  about  80  years. — C.  R.  S.] 


N^ 


I08  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  land  against  Samuel  Ketchams  hollow  on  the  east  side 
of  the  south  path  with  what  they  find  good  alsoe  to  take 
up  towards  the  second  division  not  exseeding  what  they 
are  to  take  in  by  the  towne  order  which  is  12  acares  to  a 
too  hundred  alottment. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  the  same  day  that  Mr  Wood  and  Epene- 
tus  platt  and  thomas  weeks  is  to  have  six  Acares  a  peese 
on  the  east  side  of  the  south  path  on  tredwells  plaine 
towards  there  Division  of  land  that  is  their  second  divi- 
sion. 

Also  it  is  agreed  that  Tho.   powell   Samuell   wood    and 

thomas shall  take   in   six   acars  apees   toward 

their  second  division  on  the  west  sid  of  the  south  path  on 
tredwells  plaine 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  Noah  Rogers  shall  take  up  fower 
acars  on  the  hether  side  of  Mr  Woods  feild  at  Cow  har- 
bour towards  his  second  Division  of  land. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  Thomas  Powell  and  Henrv  whitson 
shall  take  up  what  good  planting  land  they  can  find  on  the 
hill  by  the  side  Cowharbor  swamp  the  swamp  is  to  the 

south of  the  planting  land  it  being  toward  their 

seconddivision  of  land  being  on  the  south  of  the  path. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed    that    Nathaniell  foster  samll 

and  John  Rogers  shall  take  what  planting  land  is  found 
good  in  the  mouth  of  the  little  neck  below  at  the  path  it 
being  toward  their  second  devision  of  land  they  not  exseed- 
ing  their  division  their  request  being  but  12  acare. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  James  Chichster  shall  take  up  six 
acres  on  the  east  neck  adjoyning  to  that  three  acres  that 
hee  hath  allready  taken  up  provided  hee  fense  in  the 
swamp  westward  it  being  toward  his  second  division. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  IO9 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  thomas  Scudder  shall  take  up  four 
acers  of  land  adjoyneing-  to  his  six  hee  hath  already  taken 
up  on  the  east  neck,  it  being  toward  his  second  devision  of 
land. 

And  alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  mark  Megs  shall  take  up  six 
acars  of  land  on  the  east  neck  on  the  north  side  of  thomas 
Scudders  it  being  towards  his  second  division  of  land 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  Mark  Megs  shall  take  up  som  more 
of  the  swamp  below  the  mildam  as  the  townsmen  or  any 
appointed  by  them  shall  judge  meet  consideration  it  shall 
bee  cleared  in  som  convenient  time  and  alsoe  hee  grind 
wheat  &  Indian  corne  for  the  twelfe  part  of  the  Bushell 
for  the  whole  towne  and  to  make  good  meal  when  there  is 
water  enough  to  doe  it  for  which  the  towne  hath  commit- 
ted to  every  man  to  noe  their  wish. 
(Towne  Metings,  Vol.  1,  p-  H) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667,  Dec.  24.] 

Alsoe  it  was  voated  and  Agreed  24  of  December  that 

Simond  Lane  shall  have  that  lott  that  was  formerly  given 
to  Benjamin  Jones  lying  on  the  north  side  of  Capt.  Thomas 
flleitts*  home   lott,  provided  hee  improve  it  according  to 

[*Thomas  Fleet  was  here  as  early  as  1660,  and  there  is  a 
tradition  in  the  family  that  he  came  here  direct  from  England, 
bringing  his  family  with  him  in  his  own  vessel,  and  that  he  first 
landed  in  Cold  Spring  Harbor  at  a  place  which  has  ever  since 
been  called  "Fleet's  Hole."  There  is  also  a  tradition  in  the 
family,  said  to  be  supported  by  good  authority,  that  he  was 
descended  from  Admiral  Fleetwood  of  Cromwell's  time,  and 
that  the  name  was  shortened  from  Fleetwood  to  Fleet.  He 
Was  largely  engaged  in  commerce,  and  is  said  to  have  had  as 
many  as  forty  vessels  on  the  high  seas.  He  was  the  ancestor 
of  all  the  Fleets  in  Huntington. — C.  R.  S.] 


no  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

the  custome  of  the  towne. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  the  same  day  that  Samuell  Titus  Thomas 
Conklyne  and  Richard  floyd  shall  take  in  six  acares  of  land 
apeece  on  the  west  sid  of  the  west  neck  to  make  up  that 
they  take  in  on  the  north  sid  of  Timothy  Conklynes  home 
lot  to  make  up  their  second  devision  of  land. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  Joseph  Bayly  shall  run  the  fence  at 
the  west  end  of  his  home  lott  to  the  mill  pond  hee  there  to 
making  a  sufhssiont  gate  for  a  horse  with  a  sack  it  being  the 
townes  gift  to  Joseph  bailey. 

Alsoe  it  is  voated  and  agreed  that  Joseph  Bayly  shall  take 
up  what  good  planting  land  is  to  be  found  on  the  left  hand 

of  the  path hether  side  of  stony  brook  hee  prejudising 

not  the  way  of  cattell  to  water  it  being  to  his  second  divi- 
sion of  land, 
see  old  Book  No.  3  :  page  61  :  and  in  New  book  A.  35. 

Alsoe  it  is  agreed  that  Epenetus  plat  shall  take  in  what 
land  is  found  fitt  too  plant  on  the  east  end  of  Mr  woods 
feild  hee  prejudising  not  the  high  waye  and  not  exceeding 
his  second  division. 

{Town  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  13.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1667.] 

Constable  and  overseers  chosen  for  the  yeare  1667. 
r  ;         Thomae  powell  Constable 

J"1^"J^^^*^"^1  overseers. 
John  Rogers        ) 

(Court  Eec.  p.  267.) 

[*John  Teed's  homestead  was  at  West  Neck,  near  what  is 
now  called  Bouton's  Point.  He  came  from  London  as  a  servant 
in  the  family  of  Samuel  Gunseld  in  1637,  when  19  years  old. 
(See  Hotton's  Lists).  He  married  Mary  Jennings  and  had  one 
son,  Samuel.  The  name  long  since  disappeared  from  this 
town. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  Ill 

[AGREEMENT  BETWEEN  MARK  MEGGS  AND 
SIMEON  LANE.] 

[1667,  Dec.  24.] 

Whereas  it  was  Agreed  in  the  24"'  of  December  1667  that 
Marke  Meggs  should  take  up  six  Acars  of  land  on  the  north 
side  of  thomas  scudders  on  the  east  neck  the  said  meegs 
giveing  Libertie  to  Simon  Lane  for  make  use  and  improve 
the  said  six  acars  of  Land  as  Long  as  the  said  Lane  lived 
])rovided  the  said  Lane  did  not  Lett  it  to  any  or  parson  to 
Improve  nor  give  any  leave  or  lysence  to  any  parson  or 
persons  whatsoever  directly  nor  indirectly  the  which  made 
appearc  the  said  Land  and  every  part  and  parsell  thereof 
to  Returne  to  the  said  megs  or  his  Assignes  without  troble 
or  molcstacon  This  marke  meggs  ordered  mee  to  Record 
soone  after  the  Land  was  granted. 

Joseph  Bayly  Rec' 
{Court  Beep.  190.) 


[ORDERS  BY  THE  CONSTABLE  AND 
OVERSEERS.] 

[1667.] 

Orders  made  By  the  Constable  and  Townsmen  in   1667. 
Constable  Thomas  powell  :  oversears,  Thomas  Skidmore :       ") 
Joseph  whitman,  John  Tedd,  John  Rogers. 

first,  for  the  Fireing  off  the  woods. 

it  is  ordered  and  agreed  by  the  Constable  &  overseers 
that  thomas  wilke  sen''  and  tho  :  Jones  shall  for  the  next 
yeare  1668  warne  the  whole  towne  Inhabitants  at  such  a 
season  as  they  doth  judg  fit  to  fire  and  burne  the  woods 
and  every  Inhabitant  shall  spend  the    whole    Day    in    that 


n 


112  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

worke  it  any  p'son  Doth  not  com  at  the  time  appoynted  he 
shall  forfit  2''  and  if  any  com  not  att  all  4'^  this  order  to 
Remaine  yearely  and  every  Constable  and  townsmen  for 
every  yeare  insuing  shall  so  appoynt  to  men  for  that  pur- 
pos." 

Secondly 

it  is  ordered  and  agreed  by  the  Constable  and  townes- 
men  that  every  Inhabitant  having  sufihctient  warning  to  a 
towne  meeting  every  man  shall  com  to  the  place  appoynted 
at  the  time  Appointed  :  and  for  neglect  hearein  thay 
shall  pay  as  ffoUoweth  for  not  comingat  the  ower  six  pence, 
for  not  coming  at  all  three  shillings  and  for  goeing  away 
without  Leave  from  the  Company  twelpence  and  on  them 
that  is  found  Delinlquent  and  Denies  to  pay  it  shall  bee 
taken  by  Destres  forth  with. 
{Court  Rec.  p.  195.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1668,  Jan.  I.] 

January  the  first  1668. 
it  was  ordered  and  agreed  at  a  town  Meeting  the  same  Day 

[*Under  the  Duke's  Laws,  promulgated  when  the  English 
took  possession  in  1665,  eight  overseers  were  to  be  chosen  the 
first  year  to  hold  office  two  years,  and  four  to  be  elected  every 
two  years  afterwards,  and  a  constable  was  to  be  elected  every 
year  out  of  the  overseers  of  the  previous  year.  The  constable 
and  overseers  managed  the  town  affairs  and  had  power  to 
make  orders  and  rules  concerning  fences,  highways,  and  similar 
matters.  Constables  were  to  attend  courts,  and  they  had 
power  to  make  arrests  of  those  "  who  were  overtaken  with 
strong  drink,  or  found  swearing  or  Sabbath  breaking.  Va- 
grants night  walkes  provided  taken  in  sight  of  constable  or 
provent  information  from  others  or  if  in  bear  houses  or  disor- 
derly places."  "  Every  constable  shall  have  a  staff  six  feet  long 
with  the  King's  arms  on  it,  as  a  badge  of  his  authority." — 
C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 13 

that  John  Cory  shall  take  up  2  acars  on  the  south  sid  of  his 
horn  lot  and  2  acars  or  more  if  fond  in  the  hollow,  it  not    ''' 
prejudicall  to  wayes  it  being  towards  his  second  Devision. 

the  same  Daye  it  was  ordered  that  Robart  Crandfeild  shall 
take  up  six  acars  on  the  east  neck  it  being  p*  of  liis  second 
Devision. 

the  same  Daye  it  was  ordered  and  agreed  that  Richard 
Brush  shall  take  up  5  or  6  acars  of  Land  by  the  side  and  at 
the  Reare  of  his  Lot  it  being  not  prejudicall  towards  his 
second,  Devision. 

John  ffinch  is  to  have  six  acars  of  Land  on  the  bottom  of 
the  east  neck,    Stephen    Jarvis   six   acars   second,    Thomas 
powell  six  acars  third  Robart  Cranfeild  six  acars  fowerth. 
{Court  Bee.  p.  180) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1668,  Jan.  13.] 

I  John  Jones*  of  huntington  Doth  Ingage  to  Bare  all 
Charge  of  lawe  siite  that  may  arise  by  ovster  Bay  or 
Smith  of  Smithfild  and  what  Damage  or  loss  may  fall  up- 
pon  that  Alotment  I  Bought  of  Richard  flo3-d  I  promise  to 
Bare  and  that  Richard  floyd  nor  his  successors  shall  not 
bee  Damnified. 

Joseph  Bayly,  Re"^ 

[*A  writer  in  the  Statiiford  Herald  in  1879  says  that  three 
brothers,  John,  Benjamin  and  Ebenezer  Jones,  came  from  Wales 
to  New  England  ;  that  John  settled  in  the  town  of  Huntington, 
L.  I.,  another  on  the  Hudson,  and  the  third,  Ebenezer,  at 
Poundridge,  near  Stamford,  where  his  descendants  now  reside. 
It  is  worthy  of  note  that  the  father  of  Rev.  Eliphelet  Jones,  who 
preached  in  Huntington  from  about  1667  to  about  1732,  was 
named  John  Jones.  He  was  also  a  minister  of  considerable 
note.  We  have  no  facts,  however,  sufficient  to  identify  the 
John  Jones  of  Huntington  with  him.  Benjamin  Jones,  above 
mentioned,  was  probably  the  same  Benjamin  whose  name 
appears  often  in  these  records. — C.  R.  S.] 


114  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

1668  Imp'  these  two  orders 
*  *  *  that  came  from  o''  governer  came  unto  Mr 
Woods  hands  and  the  Constable  the  eight  dale  of  January 
that  is  tuching  the  prise  of  graine  and  also  touching  a  new 
election  of  military  ofhcersf  and  were  publised  wendesday 
the  13"'  of  January  1668. 

Joseph  Ba3dy  Re*^ 

[fThe  Duke's  Laws  had  established  an  elaborate  military 
system.  All  able-bodied  male  persons  over  sixteen  years  old 
were  required  to  do  military  service,  and  were  to  meet  at 
appointed  times  for  training,  under  a  penalty  of  five  shillings 
for  default.  Each  man  was  required  to  have,  at  his  own  expense 
if  a  freeholder,  and  if  a  servant,  at  his  master's  expense,  one 
good  gun,  fit  for  present  service,  a  powder  horn,  worm,  prime 
rod  wire,  one  pound  of  powder,  seven  pounds  pistol  bullets, 
twenty  pounds  bullets  fitted  to  the  gun,  four  fathoms  of  match 
for  a  match-lock  gun,  and  four  good  flints  fitted  for  a  fire-lock 
gun,  subject  to  a  fine  of  five  shillings  for  neglect  as  to  each  ; 
and  captains  were  required  to  examine  the  arms  every  three 
months  and  make  yearly  reports  to  the  Governor  of  the  State  of 
the  equipment.  Those  who  wilfully  refused  to  provide  arms  were 
to  be  put  to  service  by  the  constable  and  their  wages  applied 
for  the  purpose.  There  were  four  regular  training  days  in 
each  town  every  year,  and  in  each  riding  one  general  training, 
occupying  three  days,  and  once  every  two  years  there  was  a 
general  training  of  all  the  soldiers  in  the  government,  the 
Governor  to  appoint  the  day.  A  troop  of  horse  consisted  of 
fifty,  a  captain,  lieutenant,  cornet,  quartermaster  and  three 
corporals,  each  to  have  one  horse,  saddle,  bridle,  holsters, 
pistols  or  carbine,  and  a  good  sword,  under  a  penalty  of  five 
shillings  ;  and  if  a  trooper  sold  his  horse  without  leave  of  his 
captain,  he  was  subject  to  a  penalty  of  ^5.  The  penalty  to  a 
soldier  for  sleeping  in  his  watch  in  time  of  peace  was  ^^  ;  in 
time  of  war,  death.  Every  town  was  compelled  to  have  a 
watch  house  and  to  have  in  it  one  barrel  of  powder  "  English 
wraught,"  150  lbs.  of  bullets,  and  30  lbs.  of  matches.  If  there 
were  forts,  the  constables  and  overseers  were  to  mount  the 
guns  and  provide  appurtenances,  and  assess  the  cost  on  the 
inhabitants.  A  company  consisted  of  sixty  men.  The  consta- 
bles and  overseers  nominated  three  men  for  captain,  lieutenant 
and  ensign,  and  the  Governor  appointed  them  unless  objected 
to,  in  which  case  they  were  appointed  by  him  after  being 
chosen  by  a  plurality  of  the  soldiers  in  the  company.     This 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  II5 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

at  a  town  Meeting  January  the  13*''  1668  it  was  voated  and 
agreed  with  the  generall  Consent  of  the  town  that  the  , 
Constable  and  overseers  shall  geeta  pitition  drawn  up  and  I 
presente  to  the  governer  to  Manifest  the  towns  grevence 
concerning  the  prise  of  corne  and  what  els  the  tow  ne  see 
cause  and  to  send  a  messenger  with  the  petison  as  soone 
as  possable.:}: 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  23.) 


[DEED.     WILLIAM    LEVERICH  TO  JOHN  TEED.] 

[1668,  March  2.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  William  Leverich 
of  huntington  in  yorksheare  uppon  Long  Island  doe  heare- 
by  sell  and  alinate  to  John  Tedd  off  the  same  towne  A 
peice  off  Land  with  the  Meddow  Belonging  to  the  same 
the  Land  lying  uppon  the  west  necke  and  the  Meddow 
Bounded  by  the  head  of  the  Creeke  lying  by  it  which  said 
land  and  Meddow  was  sould  to  me  by  John  Ketcham  the 

system  was  enforced  in  all  its  details  by  severe  penalties 
and  punishment  for  disobedience  or  neglect.  From  the  records 
we  learn  that  Huntington  had  its  military  company,  troop  of 
horse,  watch  house,  and  fort,  and  its  training  days.  The 
"  town  spot "  was  the  place  where  the  train  bands  met, — 
C.  R.  S.] 

[JUnder  the  Duke's  Laws  the  Governor  and  council  fixed  the 
price  of  grain  and  they  had  power  to  prohibit  its  export. 
About  this  time  an  order  was  made  prohibiting  its  export  and  y 
fixing  the  price  so  low  as  to  seriously  affect  the  interests  of  the  / 
people  here  and  they  protested  against  it.  The  government 
not  only  controlled  the  price  of  grain,  but  made  it  a  legal 
tender  in  payment  for  all  work  done  at  the  price  so  fixed,  unless 
otherwise  provided  by  special  agreement  to  be  paid  in  some 
other  commodity. — C.  R.  S.] 


Il6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

said  land  and  meddow  I  doe  hereby  sell  and  alinate  ffrom 
my  selfe  and  heires  to  the  said  John  Tedd  and  his  heires 
for  ever  witnes  my  hand  this  second   Daye    of  March  one 
thousand  six  hundred  sixtie  eaight  in  the  p,sence  of, 
Benjamin  Jones  William  Leverich 

his 

SamuellxW.  wood 

mark 

this  is  A  true  Coppie  of  the  origgin- 
all  p,  mee  Joseph  Baiely,  Rec' 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  19.) 


[DEED.     SAMUEL  DAVIS  TO  JOHN  FINCH.] 

[1668,  March  23.] 

This  p''sent  writting  Testifieth  y*^  I  Samuell  Davice  now  of 
fairefeild  have  sold  to  John  finch  of  Huntington  one  home 
lott  In  Huntington  upon  Long  Island  Containeing  six 
accars  more  or  less  bound  (one  the  South  by  the  land  of 
Henry  whison  one  y'^  north  with  y®  land  that  once  was 
trastrum  Hoges)  with  all  previleges  and  Devidents  both  of 
upland  and  meadow  there  unto  belonging.  Thus  I  the 
said  Davis  hath  sold  for  a  valueable  consideration  allredy 
received  doe  bind  myself  heirs  and  assignes  to  free  it  from 
all  bargaines  sales  mortgages  executores  or  Incumberances 
what  soever,  only  the  said  finch  Is  to  Clear  any  damages 
yt  ye  gg^jj^  whison  hath  suffered  since  it  was  the  said  Davices 
and  all  soe  to  clear  all  Rate  that  were  due  since  that  time 
In  wittness  whereof  I  sett  to  my  hand  this  23  of  march 
1667 

witness  ^^^  '"^''^  "^ 

Cornelus  HULL  Samuellx  Davice 

Steven  Jarvice 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  II7 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y"  originall  deed  extracted  by 

Thomas  powell,  Recorder. 
(Deeds.  Vol.  1,  p.  9.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1668,  April  I.] 


At  a  towne  Meeting  the  first  day  of  Aprill  it  was  voated 
and  agreed  that  Nathaniell  Foster  shall  take  up  fower 
Acares  of  land  on  the  hetherend  of  tredwels  plaine  on  the 
east  sid  of  the  south  path  it  being  like  unto  a  hollow  it  be 
invr  towards  his  second  division. 


'& 


Also  it  was  voated  and  agreed  the  same  Daie  that  Joseph 
Whitman  shall  take  up  ten  or  twelve  acars  of  land  on  the 
west  sid  of  the  south  path  on  the  hether  side  of  Samuell 
Ketchams  hollow,  it  being  toward  his  second  division. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,x>-  12.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1668,  April  I.] 

April  the  first  1668. 
At  a  general  town  meeting  it  was  voted  and  agreed  that 
Joseph  Baiely  shall  run  the  fence  at  the  west  end  of  his 
home  lot  to  the  mill  pond  or  drain  ;  he  making  a  sufficient 
gate  for  a  horse  with  a  sack  to  come  in  and  go  out  ;  it  be- 
ing the  town's  gift  to  Joseph  Baiely. 

Joseph  Baiely,  Re"" 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  the  Court  Records,  p. , 

in   the   Revision  in    1873;  '^^so  Book  of  Transcription,  p. 
70.] 

(Town  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  25,  &  Court  Eec.  p.  322.) 


Il8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Constable  and  overseers  chosen  in  1668.  was, 
Thomas  Scudder,  Constable  ; 
cn    James  Chichester 

and  Ovarseers. 

Epenctus  Piatt, 

[Copied  from  the  original  Court  Records  p.         ,  in  the 
Revision  in  1873.] 

Town  Meetings  Vol.  \,p.  27.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     CATTLE  TO  BE  DRIVEN  TO 

CRAB  MEADOW.] 

« 

[1668,  April  14.] 

Att  a  Genncrall  towne  meeting  Aprill  the  14*'' 
it  was  voted  and  Agreed  that  all  the  drie  or  young  cattell 
Belonging  to  the  town  shall  be  driven  to  Crab  medder  or 
beyond  toward  the  Sunken  Meadow  the  first  day  of  May 
next  and  that  the  said  cattell  shall  bee  keept  the  first  weeke 
by  too  men  day  and  night  and  then  three  weekes  by  on 
man  and  if  need  require  longer  and  if  men  can  bee  hired 
then  the  Constable  and  overseers  to  hire  them  and  see  a 
Rate  to  bee  made  and  every  man  to  pay  according  to  the 
proportion  of  Cattell  and  if  men  cannot  bee  procured  then 
men  to  take  their  tearnes  in  keeping  and  the  Constable  to 
apoynt  whare  to  begin  and  if  any  Inhabitant  shall  Refuse 
to  drive  his  Cattell  or  steares  Dry  cows,  ox  yearlings  that 
he  shall  pay  towards  the  Cow  heard  for  every  yearling  as 
a  cow  if  not  more  and  alsoe  such  Inhabitant  so  Refusing  to 
bee  looked  on  as  a  contemner  of  authoritie. 

pe  mee  Joseph,  Re' 
i^Town  Meetings  p.  \L) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 19 

Alsoe  it  was  voated  and  agreed  the  same  Day  that  the 
towne  shall  bee  fensed  in  in  generall  between  this  and  the 
later  end  of  June  next  and  if  any  man  shall  Refuse  or  neg- 
lect soe  to  doe  by  that  time  hee  shall  pay  for  every  road 
five  shillings  of  his  due  portion  it  being  equally  devided 
how  much  every  mans  sheare  shall  bee  and  after  it  bee 
fenced  according  too  the  voat  and  Agreement  noe  inhabi- 
tant to  exceed  three  creatures  for  on  hundred  pound 
alotment  swine  excepted. 

per  mee  Joseph  Bayly.  Re'' 
{Tow7i  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  14.)  • 


[COURT  RECORDS.     MARK  MEGGS  vs.  SARAH 
SOPER.     SARAH  IN  THE  STOCKS.] 

[No  date.] 

Marke  Meges  plaintive  Against  wSarah  Sooper  wife  of 
henry  Sooper  Defendant  in  an  accon  of  Molestacon. 

the  plaintive  Declareth  that  shee  Coming  to  mv  house  in  a 
violent  mannar  Contrary  to  order  given  her  bv  y''  Augh- 
toritie  to  the  Contrary  betterly  Raileing  and  vehemently 
prevoking  me  by  words  saying  shee  was  come  to  dame 
mee  and  that  I  was  a  damde  ould  devill  and  A  Rogue  if  I 
did  not  throw  her  into  the  fire  and  her  husband  stood  by 
her  and  did  not  Rebuke  her  for  it  which  I  shall  prove. 

The  Court  finds  for  the  plaintive  in  every  Branch  of  the 

Declaracon  that  the  Defend  hath  Raishly  and  unreasonabl}' 

ansured  Marke  Megs  for  which  the  defendant  is  to  give 

public  sattisfaction. 

secondly,     in  slanderous  Lyes  against  Mark  Megs  as  hee 

proved  ffor  which  offence  the  Defendant  is  to  sit  in  the 

stoks. 


...  i^ 


I20  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Lastly  for  Molesting  the  plaintive  in  Coming  to  his  hous 
and  Raileing  Against  him  in  A  very  unreasonable  mannor 
when  shee  was  Commanded  By  aughthoritie  to  the  Con- 
trary ffor  which  Contempt  the  defendant  to  sit  in  the 
stocks. 

The  plaintiff  to  pay  Cost  of  Court  in  Respect  the  De- 
fendant suffers  the  Law. 

and  if  alsoe  if  the  defendant  p'sist  in  such  a  Raileing  and 
Revileing  mannor  that  the  Complaints  coms  in  the  like 
Manner  to  Aughthorytie  that  then  the  Defend,  to  Bound 
to  her  good  Behaviour  or  els  to  give  good  securitie  or  to 
Bee  sent  to  prisson. 

the  Defendant  sarah  Sooper  Charged  Marke  *Megs  the 
plaintive  that  hee  would  Murder  her  and  that  shee  now 
gave  notice  of  it  that  after  it  was  Don  it  might  bee 
knowne.* 

(Court  Records,  p.  268.) 


[MARK  MEGGS'S  BOND  FOR  APPEARANCE.] 

[1668,  May  19.] 

Know  all  men  By  these  prsents  that  I  Marke  Meggs  of 
Huntington  on  Long  eiland  in  New  Yorksheere  Miller 
doth  Bind  my  selfe  and  my  goods  unto  our  Sove''  Lord  the 

[*The  law  of  the  period  required  that  every  parish  should 
have  stocks  for  offenders  and  a  pound  for  cattle,  and  prisons 
and  pillories  at  the  places  of  holding  Sessions.  The  Town 
Court  had  jurisdiction  of  assault,  slandei  and  disorderly  con- 
duct amounting  to  minor  offences  generally.  One  offence  was 
defined  as  "giving  false  news  and  lying  about  another."  The 
penalty  was  a  fine  of  40  shillings,  and  if  not  paid,  to  sit  in  the 
stocks  not  exceeding  seven  hours,  or  be  whipped  not  exceeding 
forty  stripes,  and  give  satisfaction.  If  the  law  was  in  force 
now  the  town  whipper  would  have  abundance  of  employment. 
— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  I2l 

King  and  to  his  inferior  offecars  in  the  towne  of  hunting- 
ton  to  anser  the  Complaints  of  Thoman  wicks  Isacke  platt 
Cap'"  fifleete  and  Nathaniell  ffostel*  Inhabitants  of  hunting- 
ton  aforesaid  att  the  next  sessions  att  south  hampton  which 
will  bee  on  the  ferst  wensdaye  of  March  next  ensuing  then 
and  there  too  personally  appeare  and  to  abide  the  order 
of  the  Courte  and  not  to  Depart  without  Lyceanse  given 
under  my  hand  this  19""  of  Januar)'  in  the  twenteth  yere 
of  his  Ma"*  Raine  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  1668.* 
[Court  Records  p.  185.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1668,  July  I.] 

per  mee  Joseph  Bayly  Re'' 
Att  a  towne  Meeting  July  the  first  1668  it  was  ordered  and 
agreed  the  same  day  by  and  with  the  Consent  off  the 
whole  towne  that  Thomas  skid  more  shall  have  the  Reed 
Pond  on  the  south  sid  of  the  east  field  leaving  some  part 
of  it  for  watering  for  Cattell  and  a  Bridg  for  people  to  goe 
to  cow  harbor  for  a  pathwaye  and  alsoe  his  preportion  of 
land  adjoining  to  the  pon  as  convenient  as  can  bee  found. 

[*Courts  of  Sessions  were  at  this  period  held  three  times  in 
each  year  in  the  East  Riding — Suffolk  County — in  March,  June 
and  December,  not  exceeding  three  days  in  one  term.  Courts 
were  required  to  be  opened  by  a  crier  "who  shall  make 
proclamation  and  say  O,  yes  !  O,  yes  !  O  yes  !.  Silence  is 
commanded  in  the  court  while  his  Majesty's  Government  and 
Justices  are  sitting,  upon  peril  of  imprisonment."  The  fee  of 
Jurois  was  three  shillings  and  six  pence  per  day.  Under  the 
Duke's  laws  juries  consisted  of  not  more  than  seven,  nor  less 
than  six  men,  and,  except  "in  case  of  life  and  death"  a  majority 
of  the  jury  was  sufficient  to  convict. — C.  R.  S.] 


122  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Alsoe  it  was  ordered  and  agreed  the  same  Daye  that  all  the 
Inhabitants  of  ye  towne  from  sixteene  upward  of  male 
shall  for  this  year  all  meete  together  when  they  shall  bee 
cald  thereto  for  to  cut  downe  Brush  or  under  wood  in  and 
about  this  towne  at  such  seasonable  times  as  shall  bee 
thought  fit  to  destroy  it  and  for  the  earring  on  of  this  work 
to  overseers  to  be  chosen  by  the  towne  for  earring  on  of 
this  expedison  and  every  Inhabitant  is  then  and  there  to 
appeare  and  to  work  the  whole  Daye  or  dayes  and  not  to 
depart  untill  the  whole  Company  departe  uppon  the  pen- 
naltie  of  five  shillings  for  esh  dayse  neglect  or  too  shillings 
six  pense  halfe  a  dayes  neglect.* 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  29.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[i668,  July  i.J 

July  the  first  i668. 
it  was  ordered  and  Agreed   the   same   Daye   that  thomas 
mills  shall  have  the  Boggie  Meddoe  that  is  at  the  Reare  of 
his  lott  on  the  east  necke  square  with  his  lotte  and  to  give 
fortie  shilling  for  it  to  the  use  of  the  towne  this  Medder  is 

[*There  is  every  reason  to  suppose  that  Huntington  at  its 
first  settlement,  like  all  new  countries  where  they  are  not  low 
and  marshy,  was  clear  of  undergrowth,  as  the  annual  fires  run- 
ning over  the  country  destroyed  it,  or  prevented  its  growth  ; 
but  as  soon  as  the  lands  became  populated  and  fenced  in,  and 
the  spread  of  fires  was  prevented  to  a  great  extent,  underbrush 
grew  up  and  covered  the  premises  in  all  directions.  This  is 
the  experience  in  all  new  countries  and  Huntington  was 
probably  no  exception.  Probably  the  elevated  lands  of  Hun- 
tington, before  the  advent  of  white  men,  was  an  open  park  of 
scattered  trees,  and  the  thick  forests  were  confined  to  low  and 
wet  grounds.  Fifteen  years'  of  settlement  had  no  doubt 
changed  the  face  of  the  country  considerably  and  it  became 
necessary  to  cut  away  the  underbrush. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  i2J 

to  bee  fenced  in  in  some  Convenient  time,  it  is  to  bee  un- 
derstood y'  it  is  all  y*"  bogg-ie  medder  y'  lies  at  y''  rear  and 
east  side  of  y^  fenced  land  y"  wish  bee  paid  for. 

it  was  ordered  and  Agreed  the  same  Day  that  Abiall  Titus 
shall  have  fower  acars  off  land  on  the  north  side  off  a  small 
pees  of  land  of  Richard  Watels  it  not  Being  found  preiadi- 
call  to  any  high  way  it  being  in  part  towards  his  second 
devision. 

the  same  day 
it  was  ordered  and  agreed  that  thomas  Scudder  shall  take 
in  that  boggie  medder  on  the  south  side  of  his  lot  on  the 
east  necke  from  the  spring  to  the  harbour  as  his  fence  goeth 
and  it  to  bee  toward  his  third  Devision. 

it  is  ordered  and  agreed  the  same  Day  that  Stephen  Jarvise 
and  Robart  Crandfeild  shall  Run  their  fense  to  the  Beech 
all  above  entered  in  Book  A.  p.  35, 

{Town  Meetings  Vol.  l,p.  30.) 


[DEED.     MARK  MEGGS  TO  JONATHAN  ROGERS.] 

[1668,  July  I.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p^'sents  that  I  Marke  Megs  off 
Huntington  upon  Long  Eiland  in  New  Yorkeshire,  Millare 
Have  and  by  these  p'sents  doe  sell  alinate  and  Make  over 
ffrom  mee  my  heires  executors  &  administrators  and  assignes 
all  my  Rite  title  and  Intrest  in  A  parsell  off  Land  sittuate 
and  Lying  in  the  south  est  end  off  the  West  ffeild  Con- 
taineing  six  acars  bee  it  More  or  les  unto  Jonathan  Rogers 
off  huntington  upon  Long  Eiland  in  new  yorkeshire  planter 
his  heires  executors  administrators  assignes  ffor  ever,  Too 
have  hould  occupie  and  Injoye  with  out  any  fraude  troble 
or  Molestation  of  any  pson  or  persons  what  soever  with  all 


124  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

priviledges  proffits  and  Revenows  thereunto  Belongeth  or 
Appertaineth  therefore  I  the  aforesaid  Marke  Meges  Doth 
By  these  sell  allinate  and  Make  over  unto  the  aforesaid 
Jonathan  Rogers  his  heires  and  assignes  to  have  and  to 
hould  for  ever  and  I  doe  further  Ingadge  my  self  my  heires 
and  assignes  to  save  harmles  and  Indemnified  the  said 
Jonathan  Rogers  his  heires  and  assignes  ffrom  Any  p'son 
or  p'sons  whatsoever  that  shall  or  may  Laye  Any  Claime 
or  title  to  any  p*  or  p'sells  thereof  In  witnes  whereof  I 
have  heare  unto  sett  my  hand  this  first  Daye  of  July  in  the 
twentteth  yeare  of  the  Raine  off  our  sovr  Lord  Chads  the 
second  king  of  England  Scotland  france  and  Ireland  de" 
fender  of  the  faith  etc""  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  i668' 
signed  and  ddld  "'*  "'""^  ''^ 

in  the  presents  of  MarkxMeggs 

the  mark  of 

George  x  Balding 
Joseph  Baiely  Rec' 
(  Court  Bee.  jp.  321) 


[DEED.     GEORGE  BALDWIN  TO  ALEXANDER 
AND  RICHARD  BRYAN.] 

[1668,  July  II.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I,  George  Baldwin  of 
Huntington  on  Long  Island  with  the  consent  of  my  wife 
Mary  Baldwin  late  Demison,  granted  bargained  sold  and 
made  over  unto  Alexander  Bryan  and  his  son  Richard 
Bryan  both  of  Milford  in  the  Colony  of  Connecticut — mer- 
chant— a  certain  parcel  or  neck  of  land  commonl)^  called 
and  known  by  the  name  of  Eatons  Neck,  lying  on  the  East 
side  of  Huntington  Harbor  bounded  as  is  specified  in  the 
Patent  granted  for  that  neck  of  land  by  Richard  NicoUs 
Esq  Governor  of  New  York  unto  the  said  George  Baldwin 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  1 25 

as  also  as  dotli  a})pcars  by  a  bill  of  sale  of  Captain  Robert 
Siely  made  over  unto  the  aforesaid  George  Baldwin  of 
Huntington  to  him  and  his  heirs  and  assigns  forever  bearing 
date  the  twenty  ninth  day  of  Jvily  one  thousand  six  hundred 
sixty  and  three  with  all  the  appurtenances  privileges  profits 
and  commodities  or  what  so  is  specified  particularlv  in  the 
Patent — and  the  aforesaid  George  Baldwin  does  by  these 
presents  grant  bargain  sell  and  make  over  unto  the  aforesaid 
Alexander  and  Richard  Bryan*  to  them  their  heirs  and 
assigns  forever — All  that  neck  of  land,  commonly  called 
and  known  by  the  name  of  Eaton's  Neck  with  all  dwelling 
houses,  barns,  outhouses,  land  wood  meadows,  pastures, 
marshes,  rivers,  waters,  lakes,  fishing,  hunting,  fowling  and 
all  other  profits  commodities  and  all  appurtenances  there, 
unto  belonging — for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum' of  two 
hundred  pounds  in  hand  paid  by  the  aforesaid  Alexander 
and  Richard  Bryan  unto  the  aforesaid  George  Baldwin, 
and  I  do  by  these  presents  promise  and  engage  unto  the 
said  Alexander  and  Richard  that  I  will  furnish  the  buildingf 
of  the  Barn  that  is  to  be  done  by  agreement  and  likewise  to 
leave  there  those  plants  that  *  *  *  :<-  further  I  do 
promise  and  engage  to  secure  and  deliver  every  particular 
in  as  good  *  *  *  on  the  first  of  May  next  ensuing  as 
is  at  this  present  sealing  and  delivering,  the  aforesaid  George 
Baldwin  for  himself  his  wife  and  heirs  and  assigns  does 
covenant  and  grant  ;  for  himself  and  either  of  them  to  and 
with  the  abovesaid  Alexander  and  Richard  Br3an  their 
heirs,  executors  and  assigns  by  these  presents  shall  and  law 
fully  may  well  and  in  peace  have  hold  and  enjoy  the  aforesaid 
neck  of  land  and    all   appurtenances   thereunto    belonging 

[*Alexander  and  Richard  Bryan  came  from  Milford,  Conn., 
to  Huntington.  Alexander  was  probably  the  ancestor  of  those 
of  the  name  of  Bryant  now  in  Huntington  and  Smithtown. 
We  shall  find  that  Alexander  and  Richard  Bryan,  several  years 
after  this  deed,  procured  a  Manorial  grant  of  Eaton's  Neck 
from  Gov.  Dongan  to  them. — C.  R.  S.] 


126  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

and  unto  their  use  and  behoof  of  their   heirs   and    assigns 
forever  and  for  the  true  performance    of   these    conditions 
I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  Eleventh  day  of 
July  one  thousand  six  hundred  sixty  and  eight  1668. 
Signed,  sealed  and  delivered  )  X  "^"'^'' 

in  the  presence  of  f  GEORGE  Baldwin 

Thomas  Oviat  X  '"''''  °' 

Samuel  Baldwin  Mary  Baldwin 

Recorded  in  the  Office  in  New  York  8th  day  of  August 
1668. 

Matthias  Nicolls. 

Secy. 
{File  Eaton's  Neck  papers  E.) 


[DEED.    JONAS  WOOD  TO  JOSEPH  BAILEY.] 

[1668,  July  16.] 

know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  that  I  Jonas  Wood  ^'^"'"  of 
huntington  uppon  Long  eiland  in  new  yorksheare  have  and 
Doe  by  these  p'^sents  Doe  sell  allinate  assigne  and  make 
over  ffrom  mee  my  heires  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  ffor  A  Considerable  some  in  hand  paid  all  my 
Rite  title  and  intrest  in  an  Allotment  By  denomination  off 
a  too  hundred  pound  lot  fformerly  in  the  Tenor  or  occupa- 
tion off  George  Sutton  since  Allinated  ffrom  him  the  said 
Sutton  unto  M"^  James  Miels  off  vergenia  and  since  attached 
and  prosicuted  in  lawe  by  mee  Jonas  wood  afore  said  and 
given  too  mee  By  the  Courte  of  sessions  in  the  east  Rideing 
ffindeing  my  prosekeucon  to  bee  just  and  leagall  I  sale  all 
my  Rite  title  and  intrest  in  and  to  the  p'meses  I  have  sould 
and  made  over  unto  Joseph  Baiely  off  huntington  uppon 
Long  eiland  in  yorkesheare  afore  saide  his  heires  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  ffor  ever  to  have  hould  occupie 
and  injoyc  without  any  Iraude  Trouble  or  molesstacon  ofi 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  \2J 

any  parson  or  parsons  whatsoever  firmely  by  these  p'"sents 
or  as  ffuUy  as  maye  bee  made  by  any  Deed  or  Convayance 
whatsoever  with  all  Lands  privelidges  accomindacons 
proffitts  and  Reveneues  thereto  Belonging  or  accrueing 
therefrom  as  allsoe  all  houseing  out  houseing  orchards 
Barnes,  gardens  pastures  Medows,  and  privilidges  I  the 
afore  said  Jonas  wood  Doe  by  these  p'"sents  sell  allinate 
and  estrainge  ffrom  mee  my  heires  executoi"s  administrators 
and  assignes  all  my  Rite  title  and  Intrest  unto  the  afore 
said  Joseph  Baiely  his  heires  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  Too  have  and  too  hould  forever  and  I  Doe  by 
these  p'sents  Ingadge  my  selfe  my  heires  executors  admin- 
istrators and  asssignes  to  save  harmeless  and  indemnified 
the  said  Baiely  his  heires  and  assignes  from  any  p'son  or 
p'sons  whatsoever  whoe  shall  or  maye  Laye  any  Claime  or 
title  to  the  afore  said  Lott  or  any  p*  or  p"^"  thereof  to  the 
indemnifying  the  said  Baiely  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  Or 
either  of  thaire  quiett  possession  as  witnes  my  hand  this 
sixteene  Daye  of  July  in  the  twenteth  yeare  of  the  Raine 
of  Charles  the  second.  King  of  England,  scottland  ffrance 
and  Ireland  et.  cef  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  on  thous- 
and six  hundred  sixtie  and  eaight  according  to  the  com- 
putacon  of  the  Church  of  England. 

signed  sealed  and  Jonas  Wood. 

dlld.  in  the  p'^sents  of 

John  ffinch  sen' 
Timothy  Conkloyne 

This  is  a  true  coppie  of  the 
originall    Deede   extracted 
p  mee  Joseph  Baily  Rec' 
{Court  Records,  p.  312.) 


128  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[THOMAS  POWELL'S  LANDS.] 

[1668.] 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Medowes  of  Thomas 
Powell. 

Imp""  his  hous  Lot,  situate  and  Lying  Betweene  the  Lot  ot 
samuell  wood  on  the  southeast  side  of  samuell  wood  and 
the  norewest  Jonathan  harnit  frunting  towards  the  high 
waye  and  Rearring  to  the  woods  the  Breadth  at  the  frunt 
18  Rod  the  Reare  20  Rod  as  alsoe  a  certaine  parsell  of 
Land  Lying  neare  to  Cowharbor  Brooke, 
alsoe  a  parsell  of  Land  in  the  east  feild  Containing  3  acars 
bee  it  more  or  les  the  Land  of  thomas  wititson  on  the  east 
side  and  the  Land  of  thomas  weekes  on  the  weest  this 
Land  was  Laide  out  to  James  Chiehester  and  was  part  of 
his  Division  of  Land. 

more  alsoe  too  Acares  on  the  west  side  of  Robart  Cranfeild 
which  was  Land  bought  of  Samuell  Blackman  and  part  of 
Devision  of  Land  belonging  to  his  lot. 

More  alsoe  A  Certaine  parsell  Lying  on  the  Bottom  ol  the 
east  necke  Bounded  on  the  e?ast  side  with  the  sound  on  the 
south  with  the  Land  of  Stephen  Jarvis  and  the  west  side 
the  high  way  going  through  the  midell  of  the  necke. 
more  alsoe  a  hollow  lying  and  being  on  the  west  side  of 
tredwels  plaine  Containeing  six  acars  bee  it  more  or  les 
Bounded  on  the  east  side  with  too  acars  of  land  Belonging 
to  Samuell  wood. 

Joseph  Bayly    ""^^"  Rec' 
(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  29.) 


[THOMAS  POWELL'S  SOUTH  MEADOWS.] 

[1668.] 

Record  of  the  Lands  and  Medowe  of  Thomas  Powell 
ordered  by  a  towne  acte  in  1668  to  B  Recorded. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1-29 

Imp''  A  Certaine  parsell  of  Medow  lying  and  Being  on  the 
south  side  of  the  eiland  on  a  necke  caled  by  the  name  of 
the  greate  necke  Lying  in  too  parsels  the  first  devision 
Bounded  on  the  east  side  with  the  meddow  of  Mr  wood 
and  on  the  west  side  with  the  medow  of  thomas  weeks  only 
Mr  wood  to  have  fower  Rod  wide  in  the  fresh  medowe. 
the  second  Devision  of  medow  Bounded  on  the  east  side 
with  the  Creeke  as  far  as  the  Clamsheals  then  with  Mr 
Woods  and  John  weeks  on  the  same  side  this  Devision 
Runs  to  the  sounde  alsoe  Bounded  on  west  side  with  the 
meddow  of  the  widoe  Rogers. 

More  alsoe  A  Certaine  parsell  of  Medow  Lying  and  being 
on  a  neck  called  By  the  name  of  Copiage  Being  the  third 
part  of  upland  and  Medow  the  ather  too  parts  Belonging 
to  Samuell  wood  and  Calib  wood. 

Joseph  Bayly  "'^"  Rec' 
(Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  28.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  PLATT  TO  JOSEPH  WHITMAxN.j" 

[i668,  Oct.  21.] 

October  the  21"^  i668- 

Bargoned  and  Agreed  the  Daye  and  yeare  above  said  as 
ffolloweth  : 

Imp"''*  I  John  platt  of  Huntington  uppon  Long  Eiland  have 
Bargoned  sould  and  made  over  unto  Joseph  Whitman  of 
huntington  afore  said  all  my  Right  titell  and  intrest  in  my 
Accomindacon  that  lyeth  and  being  in  huntington  afore 
said  formerly  in  the  tennor  or  occupacon  of  John  Bud  of 
Southhould  I  say  I  have  sould  and  made  over  as  aforesaid 
all  my  Right  titell  and  Intrest  unto  the  said  whitman  his 
heirs  and  assigns  for  ever  all  and  singular  the  Appurtinan- 
ces  there  to  belonging  and  every  part  and  p'sell  thereof 
with  all  Devisions  ot  land  that  may  hereafter  Belong  thereto 


130  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

except  that  parcell  or  allotment  of  meddow  that  lyeth  on  a 
neck  of  Meddovv  called  nagunttataiige  which  is  the  halfe 
Devision  of  a  three  hundred  pound  Lott  which  halfe  De- 
vision  I  the  said  John  platt  Reserveth  for  my  owne  use  and 
Behoufe  But  all  the  Rest  of  the  Accomondation  and  every 
part  and  p'sell  thereof  I  have  sould  and  made  over  as 
aforesaid  for  A  Graye  mare  and  A  cow  that  is  now  in  the 
teneer  of  Joseph  whitman  Boath  to  be  delivered  unto  John 
Platt  aforesaid.  By  the  Last  of  november  next  ensuing 
for  the  true  pformance  hereof  the  p'ties  above  said  have 
enterchangably  sett  our  hands  the  Daye  and  yeare  above 
said. 

John  Platt. 

Joseph  Whitman 
Joseph  Bayly,  Rec"^ 
{Court  Records,  p.  181. J 


[DEED.     HENRY  SOPER  TO  JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1668,  Nov.  2.] 

know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  y'  I  Henry  Soper*  of  Hun- 
tington upon  Long  Island,  planter,  have  Barganed  sold  and 
made  over  from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  part  of  my  swoomp  y*  did  belong  to  my  home 
Lott,  a  joyning  to  y''  lot  of  Jonathon  Rogers  By  Estmiation 
three  acres  be  it  more  or  Lesse.  I  say  I  have  sold  and  made 
over  unto  Jonathen  Rogers   his   heirs   executors   adminis- 

[*Henry  Soper  resided  near  the  head  of  Huntington  Harbor. 
He  was  a  brick  maker.  He  was  the  husband  of  the  notorious 
Sarah  Soper,  a  woman  of  violent  temper  and  speech,  who  kept 
the  neighborhood  in  an  uproar.  She  was  often  prosecuted  for 
slander,  assault,  &c.,  and  was  sentenced  to  "  sit  in  the  stocks." 
— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  I3I 

trators  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold,  for  ever,  as 
witnesse  my  hand  this  2"'  of  Novemb"' :  In  y"  20**"  yeare  of 
y«  Raigne  oi  Charles  y*^  second,  king  of  England,  Scolland 
france,  and  Ireland  :  etc,  and  in  y'^  year  of  our  Lord,  1668 : 

the  mark  of 

Henry  xSoPER 


Witnesse 
Joseph  Daily,  Rec' 


{Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  147.) 


This  is  A  true  Coppy 
taken  out  of  y*^  old  Book 
By  me  John  Cory,  Clerk : 

Aprill  the  28  :   1683. 


[ORDER  OF  THE  CONSTABLES  AND  OVERSEERS 
AGAINST  CUTTING  TIMBER.] 

[1668,  Dec.  29.] 

December  the  29*''  1668. 

Imp""  it  is  ordered  and  Agreed  By  the  Constable  and  townes 
men  that  noe  pipestavess,  hogshed  stavess  nor  any  other 
timber  trees  shall  bee  fallen  or  wrought  up  for  sale  within 
three  miles  of  this  towne  Becaus  By  it  much  timber  hath 
Been  spild  thereby  and  soe  townes  Ruened  By  such  Ruin 
off  timber  and  ffurther  it  is  ordered  that  Noe  Inhabitant 
within  this  towne  shall  give  leave  or  Impower  Any  alian 
or  strainger  to  fale  and  worke  out  any  timber  for  pipe  staess, 
hogshed  staves  Barrell  staess  or  any  timber  for  Any  other 
use  what  soever  within  the  Limits  of  the  towne  of  hun. 
tington  uppon  the  pennaltie  of  five  shillings  for  every  such 
tree  fallen  and  wrought  out  uppon  the  said  Commons  of 
this  townes  Bounds  alsoe  five  shillings  for  the  faling  and 
working  out  of  every  tree  for  pipe   staves   or'  Any   other 


132  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

use  for  sale  by  any  Inhabitant  as  is  above  spesified  within 
three  miles  of  the  towne  on  the  townes  Commons. 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec"^ 
{Court  Bee.  p.  269.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     AGREEMENT  ABOUT  THE 

MILL.] 

[1669,  Jan.  24.] 

At  a  towne  meeting  January  the  24*^  1669. 

I  Marke  Meggs  hath  given  the  mill  hee  bought  of 
william  Ludlam  too  the  townes  use  if  hee  die  whilest  hee 
live  being  in  the  towne  and  if  hee  happen  to  sell  the  said 
mill  in  the  time  off  his  life  he  the  said  marke  meges  have 
Ingadged  to  sell  the  said  mill  to  the  towne  or  that  the 
towne  shall  have  the  Refusall  thereof. 

this  gift  is  to  bee  understood  if   marke    meggs   Doe    leave 
that  mill. 

{Town  Meetings  Vol.  l,p.  29.) 


[DEED.     RICHARD  DARLING  TO  BENJAMIN 
JONES.] 

[1669,  March  3.] 

Know  all  men  By  these  p'sents  that  I  Richard  Darling 
off  Huntington  uppon  Long  eiland  in  new  yorkesheere 
Carpenter  have  for  the  valine  off  thirtie  and  six  pounds  to 
bee  paid  as  is  more  at  Large  exprest  in  A  Bill  of  Debt 
Bareing  Date  with  these  presents  have  Bargoned  sould  and 
By  these  p''sents  Doe  Bargen  sell  and  Make  over  unto 
Benjamin  Jones  off  huntington  uppon  Long  eiland  in  new 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  1 33 

yorke  sheare  a  fore  said  all  my  Rite  title  and  intrest  that  I 
have  in  an  accommindacon  which  is  A  too  hundred  pound 
Lottment  lying  and  Being  in  huntington  afore  said  the  lot 
of  thomas  powell  on  the  east  side  the  lott  off  Isack  plat  on 
the  west  side  the  Reare  with  the  woods  in  Comonadge 
the  frunt  with  the  street  or  high  waye  as  alsoe  all  houseing 
Barnes  out  housing  gardens  orchards,  Together  with  all 
Lands  privilidges  ■  accomindacons  profits  and  Reveneus 
thereto  Belonging  or  accrueing  therefrom  as  alsoe  A  Cer- 
taine  parsell  of  Meddow  lying  and  Being  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Hand  Containeth  eaight  Acars  bee  it  more  or  Les  it 
beeing  the  p'porsion  of  A  too  hundred  pound  Lott  accord- 
ing to  the  nomination  of  the  towne  lying  and  Being  on  A 
necke  called  By  the  name  of  siasses  necke  all  which  the 
aforesaid  Lands  Meddowsand  accommonda.  and  priviledges 
thereto  Belonging  I  the  afore  said  Richard  Darling  Doe  by 
these  presents  sell  alinate  and  estrainge  ffrom  mee  my 
heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  all  my  Rife 
title  and  intrest  unto  the  afore  said  Bcnjamine  Jones  his 
heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  to  have  and 
to  hould  for  ever  and  I  Doe  by  these  p'sents  ingadge  my 
selfe  my  heires  executors  administ"  and  assignes  to  save 
harmeles  and  Indemnified  the  said  Benjamin  Jones  his 
heires  executors  administ'^  and  assignes  from  any  p'son  or 
p'sons  whoe  maye  or  shall  laye  any  Claime  or  title  to  the 
afore  said  Lands  or  medows  or  any  p^  or  p*^''  thereof  this 
Lande  and  meddow^s  was  fformerly  in  the  tennor  or 
occupacon  of  Richard  letten  thence  estranged  to  Josias 
Letten  his  son  and  so  to  John  Robins  and  thence  to  Richard 
Darling  w^hoe  ingadgs  to  save  indemnified  the  said  Jones 
or  his  sucksessors  in  his  or  either  of  their  quiet  possession 
of  the  afore  said  Lands  or  any  p*  or  p'sell  thereof  as  witnes 
my  hand  this  third  Dale  of  march  in  the  on  and  twentie 
yeare  of  the  Raine  of  our  sov'  Lord  Charles  the  second  By 
the  grace  of  god   of   england    Scotland    france   &    Ireland 


134  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

King  defender  of  the  faith  ect.  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord 
1669, 

signed  &  ddl.  in  Richard  Darling 

the  p«°'«of 
Nick,  rider. 
Joseph  Baiely  Rec"" 

this  is  A  true  Coppy  of  the 
originall,    extract,    p    mee 
Joseph  Baiely  Rec"^ 
{Court  Bee.  p.  316) 


[DEED.     NOAH    ROGERS  TO  THOMAS   WICKS.] 

[1669,  April  19.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Noah  Rogers  off 
Huntington  uppon  Long  Eiland  in  New  Yorke  shire 
plantter.  Doe  Bargen  sell  and  Make  over  all  my  Rite  title 
and  Intrest  in  my  alottment  off  Meddow  Lying  and  Being 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Island  on  a  neck  Called  santtapauge 
beeing  the  parportion  of  A  too  hundred  pound  Lott  ffor  a 
valiable  consideration  in  hand  paid  I  saye  I  have  and  Doe 
By  these  presents  alinate  and  estrange  ffrom  mee  my  heires 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  all  my  Right  title 
and  intrest  unto  thomas  wicks  off  huntington  in  new  yorke 
sheare  afore  said  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  as- 
signes for  ever  too  have  hould  ocupie  and  injoye  without 
Any  fraude  troble  or  Molestacon  off  Any  p  son  or  psons 
whatsoever  with  all  and  priveledges  proffitts  and  Revenews 
thereto  Belonging  or  Accrueing  there  from  :  and  I  doe 
ffurther  ingadge  my  selfe  my  heirs  executors,  administra- 
tors and  assignes  to  save  harmeles  and  indamnefied  the  said 
thomas  wilks  sen''  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  from  any  person  or  persons  what  soever  whoe 
may  or  shall  Lay  any  Clayme  or  title  to  any  p*  or  ps.ell. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 35 

there  off  to  the  Indemnifing  the  said  wilks  or  his  successors 
in  his  or  either  off  theire  quiet  possession  in  witness  where- 
of I  have  hereto  sett  my  hand  this  Nineteene  Dayeof  Aprill 
in  the  one  and  twentie  yeare  of  the  Raine  of  Charles  the 
second  King  of  England  scottland  france  and  Eireland  etc"" 
and  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  1669. 

Noah  Rogeres. 
Signed  and  Delivered 
in  the  presents  of 
James  Chichester  Jr 

tb«  markc  of        w 

Henry  Sooper. 


Joseph  Bawlys. 

Rec^ 


(Court  Bee, p.  262.) 


[DEED.      WILLIAM     LEVERICH    TO    JONAS 

WOOD.] 

[1669,  April  20.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  y'  I  Mr  W""  Leverich*  of 
Huntington  upon  long  Island  in  new  yorkeshare  Clarke 
have  for  a  valueable  Consideration  in  hand  paid  bargoned 
sold  &  by  these  p'sents  doe  bargon  sell  &  make  over  from 
mee  my  heires  execuf"  adminest"  &  assignes  in  &  unto  my 
accomodations  or  alottment  sittuate  &  lieing  in  Huntington 
afore  sd.  unto  M""  Jonas  wood  of  Huntington  one  long 
Island  in  new  yorke-share  afore  s''  his  heires  executo"  ad- 
minist"  &  assignes   for  ever  to  have   hold  use   occupy  & 

[*Rev.  William  Leverich,  as  has  already  been  stated,  came  to 
Huntington  among  the  first,  and  continued  to  be  a  minister 
here  until  about  the  date  of  this  deed.  He  now  sold  all  his 
lands  here  and  early  in  1670  moved  to  Queens  County,  settling 
finally  at  Newtown.  He  was  succeeded  here  by  Rev.  Eliphelet 
Jones,  His  son  Eleaser  remained  here,  for  a  time  at  least. — 
C.  R.  S.l 


136  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

enjoy  with  out  any  trouble  eviction  or  molestacion  of  any 
person  or  persons  \v*  soe  ever  &  as  fully  largely  &  amply 
as  could  bee  made  by  any  deed  of  sale  w^  soever  togather 
with  all  lands  improved  outlands  houseing  barn  orchard 
gardens  out  houseing  previledges  accomodations  proffits 
&  revenews  there  to  belonging  or  accuring  there  from,  as 
alsoe  a  certain  parcell  of  meadow  lying  one  south  side  of 
this  Hand  on  two  severall  necks  of  meadow  part  one  a 
necke  called  neguntataug  &  y*"  other  part  on  a  necke  Called 
bp  y*"  name  of  the  east  necke  both  parcels  Containes  twelve 
accors  bee  it  more  or  lese  which  is  the  porportion  of  a 
three  hundred  pound  alottment  all  which  the  afore  sd. 
lands  meddows  accomodations  &  p'vilidges  I  y"  afore  s'' 
M""  W™  Leverich  doe  by  f hese  p'sents  sell  allinat  &  estrange 
from  mee  my  heires  executo"  adminis*"  &  assignes  unto  y® 
afore  s'^  Mr  Jonas  wood  his  heires  executors  administ"  & 
assignes  To  have  and  to  hold  for  ever  &  I  doe  by  these 
p''sf  nts  ingage  my  selfe  my  heires  &  assignes  to  save  harm- 
less &  indamnified  y'^  said  Mr  wood  or  his  sucksesers  in  his 
or  either  of  there  quiet  possession  of  the  afore  said  lands  & 
every  part  and  parcell  thereof  which  lands  was  formerly  in 
y'"  occupation  of  Edw.  Tredwell,  thence  estranged  to  Calib 
Carwithy  from  Carwithy  to  John  Kitcham  &  from  Ketch- 
am  to  mee  W"'  liverich  which  land  lSl  every  part  &  p  cell 
herein  spcsified  I  promise  to  Clear  unto  Mr  Wood  from  y'' 
beginning  of  y"  would  untill  y"  day  of  y''  dat  here  of  as 
witness  my  hand  y"  one  &  twenteth  day  of  aprill  m  y''  one 
&  twenteth  yeare  of  his  maj"^  Raine  &  in  y''  year  of  our 
lord  according  to  y*^  Computaton  of  England  one  thousand 
six  hundred  sixty  nine 

Wm  Leverich 

Signed,  sealed  &  deld' 
in  y*"  p'sents  of 

Eliaser  leverich 

his    \/    marK 

Calib  leverich 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  I37 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y'^  origenal  deed  extracted  p  me 

Tho:  powell. 

Rcc^ 

{Court  Eec.,p.  302.) 


[DEED.     MARY  SEELY,  WIDOW  OF  ROBERT 

SEELY,  DECD.,  AND  JOHN  MANNING 

TO  ANDREW  MESSENGER.] 

[1669,  July  15.] 

Know  all  men  By  these  p'^sents  that  wee  Mary  seely,  wid- 
dow,  of  the  Cittie  of  New  Yorke  and  Cap'"  John  Manning, 
off  the  Cittie  of  new  yorke,  aforesaid,  executor  in  trust 
unto  the  afore  said  widdow  have  for  A  valiable  considera- 
tion in  hand  paid  Before  the  sealeing  and  delivering  hereof 
have  Bargoned  sould  and  by  these  presents  doe  Bargon 
sell  and  make  over  unto  Andrew  messenger  off  Jamacoe 
on  Long  eiland  in  new  yorke  sheare  yoeman  all  our  Rite 
title  and  Intrest  in  an  Accomindacon  or  alottment  sittuate 
and  Lying  in  huntington  uppon  Long  eiland  in  new  yorke 
sheare  afore  said  formerly  in  the  tenor  or  occupation  off 
Cap'"  Robart  seely  deseased  and  since  Confirmed  unto  mee 
Mary  seely  widow  Late  wife  off  the  said  Cap'"  seely  de- 
seased and  to  my  trusty  and  welbeloved  Brother  Cap'" 
John  Maning  executor  in  trust  unto  mee  the  afore  said 
Mary  widow  aughthorised  by  the  Honorable  Governor 
and  his  CounscU  at  a  jenerall  Court  of  assizes  at  new  yorke 
wee  saye  all  our  Right  title  and  Intrest  in  and  to  the  same 
and  every  part  and  parsell  thereof  as  housing  Barne,  gar- 
dens, orchards  home  lote  Meddow  or  Meddows,  out  Lands 
devided  or  that  hereafter  may  bee  Devided  according  to 
the  parporcion  of  a  to  hundred  pound  Lot  to  hould  occu- 
pie  and  Injoye  without  any  fraude  *  *  *  *  troble  or 
Molesstacon  of  any  p'son  or  p'sons  whatsoever  firmely  By 


138  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

these  p'sents  or  as  fully  Largely  and  Amply  as  can  Bee 
made  by  any  Deede  or  Convayance  whatsoever  Bounded 
on  the  east  side  with  the  lotte  of  Abiall  Tituss  and  on  the 
west  side  with  the  Land  of  the  widow  Titus  and  the  Reare 
with  the  land  of  John  Tedd  and  frunted  with  the  high  waye 
as  alsoe  a  cairtaine  p'sell  off  Meddow  Lying  and  being  on 
the  south  side  off  the  Hand  Containeing  eaight  acars  Bee 
it  more  or  les  which  is  the  parporcon  of  A  too  hundred 
pound  Lott  all  which  the  afore  said  Lands  Meddow  and 
accomindacons  and  privelidges  wee  the  afore  said  Mary 
seely  widdoe  and  Cap^"  John  Manning  Doth  alynate  and 
estrainge  from  us  and  every  of  us  our  heires  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  all  our  Right  title  and  intrest 
unto  The  afore  said  Andrew  Messengar  his  heires  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  To  have  and  to  hould  for  ever 
'and  wee  Doe  by  these  p''sents  Ingadge  our  selfs  and  our 
assignes  to  save  harmeles  and  Indemnified  the  aforesaid 
Messengar  and  his  assignes  ffrom  any  p'son  or  p'sons  whoe 
may  or  shall  laye  Any  Claime  or  title  to  the  afore  said 
houseing  Lands  or  any  p*  or  p^*^'^  thereof  to  the  Indeminfing 
the  s^  Messengar  or  his  suksessors  in  his  or  either  of 
thaire  quiet  possession  in  witnes  whereof  wee  have  here 
unto  set  our  hands  and  scales  this  fifteene  Daye  of  July  in 
the  on  ane  tweneth  yeare  of  the  Raine  of  our  sover"*^  Ld. 
Charles  By  the  grace  of  god  of  england  Scotland  france 
and  Ireland  king,  and  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  on  thouson 
six  hundred  sistie  nine. 

signed,  sealed  JOHN  Manning 

and  ddl.  in  the 
presents  of. 

Thomas  Burramans 

John  Pratt 

This  is  A  true  Coppie  of  the  originall  extracted  p  mee 

Joseph  Baiely 

ReC 
{Court  Bee, p.  B18.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 39 

[DEED.      ANN  ROGERS  TO  SAMUEL 
MESSENGER.] 

[  1669,  Aug.  9.] 

The  Record  of  Jonathan  Harnuts  Land  and  medowes. 

Know  all  men  by  these  p''sents  y*^  I  An  Rogers*  of  hun- 
tington  upon  Long  Island  Widowe,  have  for  y'=  valine  of 
twenty  pounds  in  currant  pay  to  be  made  as  is  more  at 
large  expressed  in  a  bill  of  debt  under  hand  seale  given: 
have  barganed  sould  &  doe  by  these  p'sents  bargan  sell  & 
make  over  unto  Samuel  Messenger  of  huntington  uppon 
long  Island  afore  sd.  All  my  Rite  title  &  Intrust  in  and  to 
my  accommondation  situate  &  being  in  huntington  as  hous- 
ing barn  out  housing  orchyard,  garden  trees  home  lot 
frame  for  a  hous  alredy  hewen  Bounded  as  heere  specified 
the  lot  of  Tho*  Wicks  on  y'^  north  side  and  y*^  lot  of  Noah 
Rogers  on  y*"  south  side  y"'  Rear  with  y*"  lot  of  John  Corey 
&  frunted  with  y''  high  way  as  also  a  certain  parcsell  of 
land  lying  &  being  in  y*^  east  feild :  by  estemation  fower 
acres  be  it  more  or  less :  Bounded  with  y**  land  of  Thomas 

[*Genealogists  have  expended  a  great  deal  of  effort  and  time 
in  endeavoring  to  find  out  who  Ann  Rogers  was,  but  as  far  as 
I  know  without  an  entirely  satisfactory  result.  She  is  called  in 
these  records  the  widow  of  George  Wood,  but  it  is  presumed 
that  she  was  the  widow  Rogers  when  George  Wood  married 
her,  as  she  had  children  bearing  the  name  of  Rogers,  as  follows  : 
Obadiah,  John,  Noah,  Samuel,  Mary  and  Hannah,  and  a  large 
share  of  the  Rogers  family  now  in  Huntington  undoubtedly 
descended  from  these,  her  children.  She  came  from  Setauket 
to  Huntington  and  died  here  soon  after  this  deed  was  given. 
The  record  of  the  Court  of  Assizes  held  in  New  York  City,  Oct. 
2,  1665,  states  that  one  Ralph  Hall  and  Mary  his  wife  were 
brought  to  the  bar  on  indictment  for  witchcraft  in  having,  in 
the  town  of  "  Seatalcott,"  caused  the  death  of  George  Wood 
and  an  infant  child  of  Ann  Rogers.  The  indictment  reads  as 
follows,  as  to  the  charge  of  murdering  the  child  : 

"  Morover  the  constable  and  overseers  of  the  said  town  of 
.Seatalcott  in  the  East  riding  of  Yorkshire  upon   Long  Island 


I40  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

Jones  on  y®  west  side  and  y"  Rear  y®  woods  in  Comonadge 
3^*^  frunt  to  3'^  cart  path  w''''  goes  throw  y*"  feild  Is  also  halfe 
m3'  proportion  of  medow  sittuate  &  being  on  y*^  south  side 
of  3'*'  Island  b3'  estimation  six  acres  be  it  more  or  lesse  wc'h 
is  y*"  half  proportion  of  a  three  hundred  pound  lot  all  which 
Lands,  medows,  priviledge  accomandations,  profits,  be- 
longing thereto  or  accuring  there  from,  or  ever  here  affter 
shall  be :  except  foure  acres  l3"ing  in  y*"  north  of  3^'^  littell 
neck  neer  Cow  harbour  alred3'  in  Records  &  half  m}-  Right 
of  Comondage  wich  my  half  part  of  medow  I  resarve  to 
my  only  use  &  behoof,  elos  all  Lands  medows  pastures,  ac- 
comindations  profits  and  Revenues  there  to  belonging  or 
ever  here  after  shall  bee.  I  3^"^  afore  sd,  An  Rogers  doe  by 
these  p'^sents  sell,  all3'nat  and  estrange  from  me  my  heirs 
executirs  administraters  and  assignes  all  my  Rit  title  and 
intrust  unto  Samuel  Messengar  his  heirs,  executors,  ad- 
min'*""  &  assignes.  To  have  and  to  hold  for  ever ;  furthr  I 
y''  afore  sd  an  Rogers  doe  Ingadge  my  self  my  heirs  and 
assignes  to  save   harmelesse  and  indamnefied  y^  fore   sd. 

aforesaid  do  further  present  to  our  sovereign  lord  the  King  that 
some  while  after  the  death  of  the  aforesaid  George  Wood  the 
said  Ralph  Hall  (did  as  is  suspected)  divers  times  by  y'-'  Hke 
wicked  and  detestable  acts  commonly  called  witchcraft  and  sar- 
cery  maliceously  and  felonously  practice  and  exercise  on  the 
person  of  an  infant  child  of  Ann  Rogers  widow  of  y*^  aforesaid 
George  Wood  deceased  by  which  wicked  and  detestable  arts 
the  said  infant  child  (as  is  suspected)  most  dangerously  and 
mortally  sickened  and  languashed  and  not  long  after  by  the 
said  wicked  and  detestable  arts  (as  is  likewise  suspected)  died. 
And  so  y^  said  Constable  and  overseers  do  present  that  the 
said  George  Wood  and  the  said  infant  child  by  the  ways  and 
means  aforesaid  most  wickedly  maliciously  and  felonously 
were,  (as  is  suspected)  murdered  by  the  said  Ralph  Hall  at  the 
times  and  places  aforesaid  against  y"  peace  of  our  sovereign 
lord  y*"  King  and  against  the  laws  of  this  Govrment  in  such 
case  provided."  Both  pleaded  not  guilty.  The  jury  found  as 
to  Mary  Hall:  "There  are  some  suspicions  by  the  evidence  of 
what  the  woman  is  charged  with  but  nothing  considered  of 
value  to  take  away  her  life:"  and  the  court  gave  sentence  that, 
"the  man  shall  be  bound  body  and  goods  for  his  wifes  appear- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  14! 

Samuel  Messenger  his  heirs  and  assignes  from  any  person 
or  persons  who  may  or  shall  lay  any  claim  or  title  to  y® 
fore  sd.  accomindation  or  any  part  or  parcell  there  of  ex- 
cept before  excepted  in  witnesse  where  of  I  have  here  unto 
set  my  hand  and  scale  y*^  9  of  august:  in  21'''  yeare  of 
Charles  y*^  second  of  England,  Scotland  france  &  Ireland, 
king  &.C  and  in  y*"  year  of  our  lord  1669 :  The  mark  of 

Ann  X  Rogers 

Signed  sealed   and 
ddl.  in  y''  presence  of 
John  Bartram 
Joseph  Baiely  Rec'. 


This  a  true  Coppy  Compered  with  y^  originall  by  me 
John  Corey  Rec""  March  the  31:  1682. 

The  assignment  of  this  Bill  of  sale  is  on  y*^  back  side  of 
this  leafe 

John  Corey  Rec^ 
(Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  107.; 

ance  at  the  next  session  and  so  on  from  session  to  session  so 
long  as  they  stay  within  this  Goverment  in  y**  mean  while  to 
be  of  y®  good  behaviour." 

It  will  be  noted  that  this  "  witchcraft "  record  belongs  to 
Setauket  and  not  to  Huntington,  and  is  only  given  here  as  con- 
nected with  the  death  of  a  child  of  the  mysterious  Ann  Rogers- 
There  is  no  record,  I  think,  anywhere  that  an  arrest  was  ever 
made  in  Huntington  on  a  charge  of  witchcraft.  It  is  highly 
probable  that  Ann  Rogers  was  the  widow  of  William  Rogers, 
one  of  the  earliest  settlers  here,  and  one  .of  the  grantees  in  the 
eastern  purchase  Indian  deed  in  1656,  and  whose  name  disap- 
pears soon  after.  As  George  Wood  was  living  in  Brookhaven 
town  after  the  date  of  the  witchcraft  proceedings  it  is  difficult 
to  see  how  Ann  Rogers  could  have  been  his  widow  at  that 
time. — C.  R.  S. 


142  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    JONAS  WOOD  Jr.,  TO  JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[No  Date.] 

This  writing  testifieth  y^  I  Jonas  wood  Jun''  of  Hunting- 
ton in  y*^  east  Riding  of  yorkeshire  on  Long  Island  have 
Barganed  sold  &  made  over  three  acars  of  Land  unto 
Jonathan  Rogers  of  y*  above  sd.  town  &  Riding  :  the  above 
sd.  three  acars  of  land  is  lying  in  y^  old  West  feild  in  y^ 
west  neck  and  was  formerly  in  y*  tenure  or  occupation  of 
John  Conkling,  thence  to  timothy  Conkling  thence  to 
Caleb  Cornethy  &  from  thence  to  me  and  is  Bounded  on 
y^  north  with  y**  woods  :  on  y^  east  with  y''  land  of  John 
Scudder  and  on  y*"  south  with  y*"  woods  and  on  y*  west 
with  y*"  Land  of  Richard  wilams  for  which  Land  I  y*"  above 
sd.  Jonas  Wood  doe  acknowledg  my  self  to  be  fully  sattis- 
fied  contented  and  payed  and  doe  by  these  p'sents  bargan 
sell  &  make  over  all  my  Rite  &  title  y'  I  y*"  afore  sd.  Jonas 
Wood  Jun''  have  in  and  to  y'"  above  sd.  3  acars  of  Land 
from  me  my  heirs,  executors,  administrators  &  assigns: 
unto  Jonathan  Rogers  his  heirs  executors,  administrators 
&  assignes  to  have  hold  use  &  peacably  to  Injoy  with  out 
any  lett  or  moUystation  by  mee  or  any  means  of  mine  for 

ever  as  witnesse  my  hand  this of 

{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  53.; 


]JONATHAN  ROGERS'  LANDS.] 

[No  Date.] 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Meddows  of  Jonathan 
Rogers  his  house  and  hom  Lot  Lying  and  Being  in  Hun- 
tington the  Land  of  henry  sooper  on  the  south  side  the 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  I43 

north  side  part  with  Land  of  the  townc  in  Commonadge 
and  part  withe  the  Medow  of  thomas  scudder  the  frunt  to 
the  Common  the  Reare  to  the  woods  in  Commonadge  as 
alsoe  9  acars  of  Land  at  the  est  end  of  the  west  feild  as 
alsoe  5  acars  on  the  north  side  of  the  hether  end  of  the 
west  feild  as  also  a  hollow  containeing  3  acars  Lying  in 
setalket  Rode  more  on  smale  hollow  Betwene  the  towne 
and  the  other  hollow  formerly  in  the  ocupacon  of  thomas 
Brush  thenc  estranged  to  Eliazar  Leverich  thence  to  John 
teed. 

as  also  8  acars  of  Meddow  Lying  on  A  neck  called  Santi- 
pauge  Being  the  Medow  of  his  owne  Lot. 
more  alsoe  six  acars  be  it  more  or  les  on  a  necke  called 
the  great  neck  Being  halfe  the  parporcon  of  Meddow  that 
lot  Belongeth  to  the  Lott  formerly  in  the  ocupacon  of 
william  Rogers. 

as  alsoe  the  halfe  part  of  the  Comonadge  of  that  Lott  that 
is  to'be  Devided  or  all  that  ever  heare  after  shall  bee  De- 
vided  is  to  Remaine  unto  Jonathan  Rogers*  his  heirs  and 
assignes. 

{DeediiVol.l,p.5S.) 

[*Thc  law  of  this  period  was  very  strict  concerning  the  record 
of  all  conveyances  of  land,  and  the  record  of  transfers  of  land 
that  had  been  made  prior  to  the  English  Conquest  in  1663.  It 
provided  that  no  sale  of  land  should  be  good  unless  by  deed  in 
writing  under  hand  and  seal  acknowledged,  and  a  particular 
form  of  words  was  prescribed  for  the  granting  and  other 
clauses  in  deeds,  not,  however,  to  apply  to  wills  or  grants  by 
towns  to  individuals.  It  provided  that  no  mortgage,  bargain 
and  sale  of  lands,  where  the  grantor  shall  remain  in  possession, 
shall  be  of  force  against  anv  person  except  the  grantee  unless 
acknowledged  and  recorded  within  one  month,  and  grantors 
were  compelled  to  acknowledge  under  penalty  of  imprisonment. 
— C.  R.  S.] 


144  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[RICHARD  BRYAN'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

A  Record  of  the  Lands  &  Meadow 
off  Mr  Richard  Brvan*  in  the  yeare  1669. 

Imp'  his  home  Lott  sittuatte  and  being  in  Huntington 
bounded  as  heare  named  the  highe  waye  or  buring  hill  on 
the  east  side  the  Land  of  thomas  Brush  on  the  west  side 
the  ffrunt  south  to  the  highe  waye  the  Reare  the  land  off 
John  Sammeses  alsoe  a  Certaine  parcell  off  land  in  the  west 
ffeeld  Containing  too  acers  bee  it  more  or  less  the  Land  of 
Andrew  Messenger  on  the  east  side  and  the  land  of  Samuell 
Titus  on  the  west  side  the  Le  *  *  north  and  south  with 
the  woods  in  Comonadge  as  alsoe  a  Certain  parsell  of  med- 
dow  on  the  South  side  of  the  Hand  on  too  necks  the  on 
halfe  on  a  necke  called  nagunttatoug  it  beeing  4  acars  bee 
it  more  or  les  Bounded  on  the  east  side  with  the  Meddow 
off  Joseph  whitman  and  the  west  with  the  Meddow  off 
Marke  Megs  in  Lengh  north  and  south  which  is  the  halfe 
p.porcian  of  a  too  hundred  pound  lott  alsoe  the  other  half 
parportion  on  a  necke  called  the  east  neck  which  part  is 
not  Layd  out  or  divided. 

Joseph  Ba — ly 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  1.) 

[*Richard  Bryan  was  a  son  of  Ann  and  Alexander  Bryan,  the 
latter  a  merchant  of  Milford,  Conn.  Richard  came  to  Hunt- 
ington from  Milford  among  the  first  settlers.  He  and  his 
father  at  this  time  (1669)  owned  Eaton's  Neck,  having  pur- 
chased it  of  George  Baldwin  it  1668,  and  they  held  it  until  they 
sold  to  John  Sloss  in  17 10.  As  very  few  conveyances  of  lands 
on  Eaton's  Neck  were  recorded  in  the  Huntington  records,  the 
title  not  coming  originally  from  the  town,  no  mention  is  made 
in  this  record  of  Richard  Bryan's  lands  on  Eaton's  Neck. 
Richard  had  brothers,  Alexander  and  Samuel ;  and  his  first 
wife's  name  was  Mary,  second,  Elizabeth.  His  children  were 
Alexander,  Samuel,  John,  Robert,  Joseph,  Mary,  Hannah, 
Abigail,  Frances,  Sarah,  and  Elizabeth. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  145 

[JAMES  CHICHESTER'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Records  off  the  Lands   and    Medows   off     *     *     *     * 
Chichester  sm"",  off  Huntington  1669. 

his  house  and  home  Lott  sittuate  att  the  harboure  in  hun- 
tington  the  frunt  off  the  Lott  faceing  to  the  harboure  nore 
*  the  Reare  soufh  to  the  townes  Land  in  Commonadge  the 
east  side  Bounded  with  the  high  \va3'e  the  west  side  Bounded 
with  a  Boggea :  Meadowe  off  the  towns  in  Commonadge 
as  alsoe  A  Certain  Parssell  off  Land  Lying  and  Being  on  a 
necke  caled  by  the  name  off  the  east  necke — Runing  from 
the  harbour  norward  Bounded  the  east  side  with  the 
Land  off  Stephen  Jarvis  and  on  the  west  side  with  the 
highwaye  going  on  to  the  necke  the  south  side  or  frunt 
with  the  woods  in  Commonadge  Running  to  the  great 
harboure  almost  to  the  Beach  it  Being  eaight  Acars  bee 
it  more  or  Les  as  alsoe  fower  acars  Be  it  more  or  les  Lying 
and  Being  in  the  west  feild  the  Land  the  Land  off  Jonas  wood 
Junr  on  the  east  side  the  Land  off  Thomas  Brush  on  the 
west  side  ffrunt  and  Reare  with  the  woods  in  Commonadge 
alsoe  fower  Acars  on  the  Littell  east  necke. 
{Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  3.) 


[ISAAC  PLATT'S  LANDS.] 


[1669.] 


*    * 


A  Record  of  the  Lands  and  Med     *     *     * 
Isacke  platt  in  the  yeare  1669 
Imp''  home  Lott  lying  and  becing  in  Hun     ***** 

*  ^     Josias  Laten  on  the  east  side  the  west  side     *     *     * 

*  *     *     *     into  the  woods  and  to  the  east  feilde  a     *     * 


146  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

*****     off  Land  lying  in  the  east  feild  the  La  *   * 

*  *     *     on  the  east  side  the  west  side  and  Reare     *     * 

*  *     -:r     *     Commonadge  friinted  as  other  lots :  as  als     * 

*  *     *     *     off  medowe  lying  on  the  south  side  off     *     * 

*  *  TV  i  *  necke  caled  the  great  necke  on  p. sell  by 
the  *  *  *  *  the  name  of  the  Hand  bounded  with  the 
ofr  *  *  *  *  east  side  off  it  a  littell  creeke  and  good 
man  wood  *****  side  off  it  the  other  parssell 
bounded  on  the  east  by  *****  *  creeke  on  the 
Avest  by  Andrew  Messenger  on  the  s  *  *  *  *  *  thomas 
powells :  alsoe  too  more  parsels  of  Meddow  *  *  *  * 
on  a  necke  caled  santtapauge  the  Lot  of  henry  sooper  on 
ye  north  side  the  meddow  off  thomas  wilks  on  the  south 
side  the  Reare  to  the  Sounde  west  and  soo  Running  east  to 
the  woods  the  other  p  sell  Lying  on  the  eastermost  side  off 
that  necke  by  estimacon  4  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  the  Med- 
dow of  Thomas  wilks  on  the  south  and  runing  as  far  by  the 
Creeke  side  as  mowable 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec^ 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,i>.  4) 


[ROBERT  CRANFIELD'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Record  of  the  Lands  and  Meadow  of  Robert  Cran- 
field  in  this  year  1669. 

Home  Lott  Lying  and  Being  att  the  Harboure  the  Lott  of 
Thomas  *  *  on  the  South  side,  and  the  Lott  of  Stephen 
Jarvis  on  the  north  side  in  rear  with  the  woods,  the  frunt 
to  the  Harbour;  as  also,  a  certain  piece  of  Land  Lying  in 
the  east  field,  The  Land  of  Thomas  Weekes  on  the  east 
side,  and  the  Land  of  Thomas  Powell  on  the  west  as  also  a 
Certain  parcel  of  Land  Lying  on  the  East  Neck  Contain- 
ing four  Acres  and  one  Half  Be  it  more  or  Less. 


i 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  147 

The  Land  of  Thomas  Wilks  on  the  East  side,  and  Land 
of  Stephen  Jarvis  on  the  West  side  the  Rear  toward  the 
Great  Harbour,  the  frunt  to  the  woods  in  commonage. 
That  parcel  of  Land  In  the  east  field  is  by  Denomination 
three  acres  be  it  more  or  Less,  as  also  a  Certain  parcel  of 
Meadow  Lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Island  on  a  Neck 
Commonly  called  by  the  name  of  Josias  his  Neck  and  is 
the  Westermost  Lott  on  that  Neck  Bounded  on  one  side 
with  the  Creek  and  other  side  with  the  Lotts  of  James 
Chichester,  and  Stephen  Jarvis  not  yet  Divided 

Joseph  Baiely,  Recorder. 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  5.) 


[NATHANIEL  FOSTER'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Record  of  the  Land  and  Meadow  of  Nathanial  Fos- 
ter In  the  year  1669. 

Imprimus,  House  Lott  sittuate  and  beeing  in  Huntington 
the  woods  in  Commonadge  on  the  south  side  and  the  Lott 
off  Thomas  Scudder  on  North  side  the  Reare  to  the  woods 
east  the  frunt  too  the  harboure  west  in  Length  east  &  west 
as  alsoe  a  certaine  parsell  off  land  in  the  east  ffeild  contain- 
ing three  acars  Bee  it  more  or  Les  the  land  off  Thomas 
wilks  senr.  on  the  east  side  and  the  Land  off  Cap'"  Thomas 
fleet  on  the  west  side  the  Reare  to  the  woods  south. 

as  allsoe  A.  Certaine  parsell  of  Meddow  lying  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Hand  on  a  Necke  called  santtapauge  by  estema- 
con  eaigbt  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  in  length  it  Runeth 
north  and  south,  Bounded  on  the  north  end  with  a  Ranke 
of  small  trees  by  the  Indian  path,  on  the  west  sid  with  the 


148  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

creek  the  east  side  with  the  woods  the  south  end  with  the 
meddowe  of  henry  sooper : 

Joseph  Baiely 

Rec^ 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  7.) 


[JONAS  WOOD'S  LANDS.] 

[No  date.     Probably  1669.] 

The  Record  of  the  Lands  and  Meddows  of  Mr  Jonas 
Wood. 

Imp'  his  housing  orchard  and  hom  Lott  sittuate  and  lying 
in  huntinofton  Bounded  as  is  heare  mensoned  the  frunt  to 
the  streit  west  ward  the  south  east  side  to  a  Lane  that 
Leads  to  the  woods  the  Reare  to  the  woods  in  Common- 
adge  the  west  side  bounded  with  the  Land  of  John  weekes 
Containeing  seaven  Acars  Be  it  more  or  les  :  as  alsoe  fower 
acars  and  a  halfe  lying  and  being  in  the  east  feild  the  east 
sid  to  the  woods  the  south  side  adjoyning  to  the  woods  in 
commonadge  the  west-side  bounded  with,  the  land  off  John 
weekes  the  north  side  to  a  high  waye  that  leads  through 
the  midell  of  the  sd.  feild  as  alsoe  a  certaine  parsell  of  land 
lying  and  being  on  a  smale  neck  of  land  beyond  Cowhar- 
bour  brook  Containeing  twelfe  acares  bee  it  more  or  les 
Bounded  on  the  north,  and  norewest  side  with  the  salt 
water  and  on  the  east  side  with  the  Land  of  Eppenetus 
platt  and  on  the  west  side  with  the  Land  of  Jonathan  Rog- 
ers on  the  south  side  with  the  woods  in  Commonadge  as 
alsoe  six  acars  lying  and  being  on  trcdwels  plaine  the  frunt 
to  the  highwaye  that  leds  to  the  south  side  of  the  Hand 
Reareing  to  the  woods  in  Commonadge  bounded  on  the 
north  sid  with  the  Land  of  John  weekes  and  the  southside 
with  the  Land  of  Isacke  platt  as  alsoe  an  acar  of  Land  be 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  149 

it  more  or  les  lying  in  a  hollow  on  the  west  side  of  tred- 
wels  plaine  bounded  on  the  southest  side  with  the  Land  of 
John  weekes.  as  alsoe  Certaine  parsels  off  Medovv  Lying 
and  being  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  twelfe  acars  bee  it 
more  or  les  lying  on  a  neck  off  Meddow  Called  by  the 
name  of  the  great  necke  being  the  porporcon  of  a  three 
hundred  pound  lot  and  belongs  to  the  lott  Mr  wood  now 
lives  in  lying  in  three  particular  parsels  as  alsoe  fower 
Acars  be  it  more  or  les  lying  on  a  necke  of  Meddow  called 
santapauge  Bounded  on  the  south  sid  with  the  Medow  of 
John  weeks  on  the  north  side  with  the  medow  of  henry 
sooper  the  southwest  with  the  sea  and  the  norc-east  with 
the  woods  which  fower  acars  of  medow  w'as  a  gift  from  the 
towne  to  Mr  wood :  as  alsoe  fower  acars  of  medow  lying 
and  Being  on  a  necke  of  medow  called  by  the  name  of 
siases  necke  bounded  east  with  the  Creeke  north  and  west 
with  the  woods  formerly  in  the  Tenor  or  accupacon  of 
Edman  wood  father  of  Mr  Jonas  wood  Deseased.  as  alsoe 
the  westermost  side  of  a  necke  of  medow  called  by  the 
name  of  Copiage  which  Containes  the  halfe  of  the  said 
necke  formerly  in  the  tennor  or  occupacon  of  Mr  Sticklen 
thence  alienated  to  Mr.  Jonas  wood  Bounded  on  the  west 
side  with  a  Creeke  that  parts  the  greate  necke  and  it  the 
south  with,  the  sea :  what  medow  I  have  on  the  great 
necke  Bounded  as  hereafter  specified  on  acare  Lying 
Betwne  thomas  powell  and  John  weeks  on  other  parsell 
Bounded  on  the  west  with  thomas  powel  the  norest  with 
the  medow  of  Jonathan  Rogers  ser  lying  north  and  south 
the  north  with  the  woods  the  south  to  the  sound  the  part 
of  Common  medow  the  west  and  north  with  the  medow 
of  thomas  powell  the  east  with  the  medow  of  John  Weekes 
the  south  By  the  Sound. 
(Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  11.) 


1-50  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[THOMAS  SCUDDER'S  LANDS.] 

[1669,] 

A  Record  off  the  Lands  and  Meddowe  of  Thomas  Scudder 
off  Huntington  in  the  yeare  1669. 

home  Lott  Lying  and  Being  Betweene  the  Lott  off  Nathan- 
iell  foster  on  the  south  side  and  the  lott  off  Robard  Crand- 
feild  on  the  north  side  the  Reare  with  the  woods  east  the 
ffrunt  west  to  the  harbor  as  alsoe  A  Cairtaine  p. sell  off  Land 
lying  in  the  east  ffeald  containen  three  acars  bee  it  more  or 
les  the  Left  off  Joseph  Baiely  on  the  east  side  and  the  lott 
off  Henry  whitson  late  Deseased  on  the  west  side  the  Reare 
with  the  woods  north  and  ffruntcd  with  a  high  waye  as 
goes  through  the  middell  of  the  ffeild. 

as  alsoe  a  Certaine  p.sell  off  Land  Lying  on  the  east  necke 
containing  sixteene  Acars  bee  it  more  or  les  Bounded  on 
the  north  side  with  a  lot  off  six  acars  that  Marke  Megs 
tooke  up  but  improved  by  Simond  Lane  the  west  side 
bounded  with  the  harboure  the  south  side  with  the  woods 
Commonadge  the  Reare  with  a  high  waye  that  goes  into 
the  necke  as  alsoe  too  certaine  parsells  off  Meddow  on  the 
south  side  off  the  Hand,  the  on  parsell  Lying  and  being  on 
the  westermost  neck  but  on  some  time  caled  by  the  name 
off  siases  neck  it  being  eaight  acars  bee  it  more  or  les 
Bounded  on  the  east  side  with  the  sea  and  the  west  side 
with  a  lott  of  Josias  Letten  and  y'  of  the  common  meddow 
not  yet  Divided  as  alsoe  a  certaine  p,sell  off  Medow  lying 
on  a  necke  called  nagunttatauge  by  estimacon  six  acars  bee 
it  more  or  les  it  beeing  the  halfe  parpouson  off  a  three 
hundred  pound  lotte  formerly  in  the  tenor  off  W.  Whitnie 
thence  alinated  to  John  budd  off  southhould  thence  too  John 
platt  of  huntington  Bounded  on  the  east  side  with  the 
creeke  and  the  south  with  the  Sound  the  west  side  with 
the  medowe  off  Jonas  wood  Jun""  and  the  ffrunt  with  the 
woods  now:  as  alsoe  A  Cairtaine  p-sell  off  meddowe  lying 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RIXORDS.  151 

and  Being  on  the  head  huntington  harbour  Joyneing  too 
the  Meddow  off  Jothan  Rogers  on  the  south  side  it  beeing 
too  acars  bee  it  more  or  less  fformerl}^  given  too  thomas 
skidmore  off  huntington  by  the  said  and  since  purchas  by 
mee  the  above  said  thomas  scudder  and  is  my  proper  Rite 
too  mee  and  my  heires  fforever 

Joseph  Baiely  Rec^ 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  13.) 


[JOHN  TEED'S  LANDS.] 


[1669.] 


The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Meddow  of  John  Tedd 
of  huntington  1669. 

This  Bill  Doth  testifie  that  I  Eliazar  Leverich  have  sould 
pased  over  all  my  Rite  and  Intrest  from  my  selfe  my  heirs 
and  assignes  forever  unto  John  tedd  of  huntington  on  Long 
eiland  his  heires  and  assignes  for  ever  to  bee  his  proper 
Right  to  posses  plant  or  desspose  ot  at  his  pleasure  my 
Dwelling  house  and  barne  and  home  lott  in  huntington 
eaight  acares  off  meddow  at  the  south  with  all  the  privi- 
ledges  and  appurtinances  belonging  unto  the  said  lotment 
of  too  hundred  pounds  that  Doth  or  shall  belong  thereto 
I  the  said  Eliazar  Doth  Bargan  sell  and  alinate  from  my 
self  eaires  and  assignes  for  ever  unto  the  said  John  tedd 
his  heires  and  assignes  to  bee  his  proper  Right  for  ever  in 
and  for  the  sum  of  seventeene  pounds  paid  in  the  yeare 
1665  or  then  Discharged.  "^'^  "'""'^  "^ 

Witnesses  Eliezar  X  Leverich 

robart  seely 

Edward  harnet 

the   Meddow  of  this  accomindacon   is  fower 
Acars  the  west  neck  the  other  part  on  the 


152  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

halfe  neck  the  meddow  of  John  Jones  on  the 
est  sid  and  the  medow  of  Samuell  Titus  on  the 
west  sid  another  parsell  on  the  said  neck 
the  Meddow  of  John  Jones  on  the  east  side 
and  the  Medow  off  James  Mils  formerly  John 
Scuder  on  the  west. 
,  Joseph  Bayly,  Recr. 

As  alsoe  six  acars  of  upland  lying-  in  hunting-ton  the  Lot  of 
Richard   Wattles  on  the  south  sid  and  a  smale  lot  of  the 
said  Richard  Watels  on  the  north  sid. 
[Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  19.) 


[HENRY  SOPER'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Records  off  the  Lands  and  Medow  of  henry  sooper 
the  yeare  1669 

Imp'  his  home  Lott  sittuate  and  lying  in  huntington  the 
highe  waye  as  coms  out  off  the  woods  too  Jonathan  Rogers 
on  the  east  side  the  west  side  to  the  woods  in  Comonadge 
the  ffrunt  south  towards  the  Mill  the  Reare  Bounded  with 
the  Lott  off  Jonathan  Rogers  as  alsoe  A  certaine  parsell  off 
Meddowe  Lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  on  a  neck 
called  santtapauge  by  estimacon  eaight  acars  bee  it  more 
or  les  the  Meddowe  of  nathaniell  foster  on  the  north  side 
the  meddow  of  Isacke  on  the  south  side  the  west  too  the 
Creeke  east  to  the  woods,  more  alsoe  a  smale  parsell  of 
ffresh  medowe  on  the  west  side  of  the  said  necke  betweene 
the  swampe  and  the  Indian  path. 

Joseph  Baiely 

Recr. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  15.; 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  1 53 

[ABIAL  TITUS'  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Records  of  the  Land  and  Meddow  of  Abiall  Titus 
in  the  yeare   1669. 

Imp""  hous  and  home  lott  sittuate  and  lying  in  huntington, 
Bounded  on  the  east  sid  with  the  high  waye  that  goes  to 
the  mill  frunted  with  the  street  the  Lott  of  Andrew  Messen- 
gar  on  the  west  side  the  Reare  with  the  Lot  of  John  tedd 
as  alsoe  to  parsells  off  Land  lying  in  the  west  feild  too  acars 
in  the  middell  of  the  feild  the  Land  of  Jonathan  Rogers  on 
the  east  side  and  the  Land  off  Richard  willams  on  the  west 
sid  the  other  parsell  on  the  being  three  acars  the  Land  of 
Richard  Williams  on  the  west  sid  and  the  Land  off  Benja- 
mine  Jones  on  the  east  sid  as  alsoe  A  certaine  parsell  of 
Meddow  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  on  a  necke  called 
Nagunttatauge  John  Sammayes  on  the  west  side  and 
thomas  Brush  on  the  east  Running  south  to  the  sound  and 
north  to  the  woods  the  other  parsell  being  4  acars  bee  it 
more  or  les  Lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  same  necke 
Bounded  on  the  east  sid  with  santipaug  creeke  and  the 
other  side  with  the  woods. 


(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p  21,) 


Joseph  Baiely,  Rec^ 


[JOHN  SAMMIS'  LANDS.] 

[No  date.     Probably  1669,] 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Meddow  of  John  Sam- 
way  es 

his  hous  Lott  Lying  at  the  Reares  of  the  Lots  of  Thomas 
Brush  and  Richard  Bryan  Bounded  with  the  high  waye 


154  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

goeing  too  the  mill  on  the  north  the  Reare  to  the  milpond 
as  alsoe  a  certaine  parcell  of  Meddow  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Hand  part  on  a  necke  called  nagunttatoug  the  meddow 
of  abiall  Titus  on  the  east  side  and  the  Meddow  of  Joseph 
whitman  on  the  west  side  and  a  smale  parcell  of  ffresh 
Meddow  on  the  east  end  of  the  said  neck  and  the  other 
parsell  lying  on  a  necke  called  by  the  Indians  Guscomquo- 
rom  and  by  the  English  the  east  necke  w*^^  meddow  is  not 
yet  Devided. 

Joseph  Bayly,  Rec'. 

The  above  said  medow :  belonging  to  John  Samweys  y* 
lyeth  on  the  east  neck  above  sd  :  Is  now  layed  out  this  first 
of  July  :  1681  and  bounded  as  foUoweth  :  the  first  de vision 
is  in  y®  sault  marsh  y"  lot  of  Jonas  wood  Jun'',  on  y''  north : 
y^  Town  lot  on  y'^  south  with  the  creek  on  y^  west :  and  to 
y*'  middell  of  y®  neck  east  ward  it  being  six  Rods  Broad : 
Also  another  parsell  of  medow  on  y''  same  side  of  y"  neck 
being :  fower  Rods  broad :  and  Running  east  and  west  as 
before  :  with  the  lot  of  Thomas  Brush  on  the  south  and  the 
lot  of  John  Bats  on  y''  north. 

it  is  to  be  understood  that  the  twoo  above  sd  lot  both  of 
them  ly  on  y*"  west  side  of  y*^  neck :  And  also  on  y''  east 
side  of  y®  neck  are  twoo  lots  more  the  lowermost  lot  is 
Bounded  on  the  east  with  A  creek :  the  west  to  y''  middill 
of  y''  neck :  with  the  lot  of  Epenus  platt  on  the  south :  y® 
lot  of  John  Bate  on  the  north  :  it  being  six  Rods  Broad — 
also  the  other  parsell  of  medow  lying  on  the  east  sid  of  the 
neck :  and  Bounded  on  ye  east  &  west  as  afore  sd :  with  y^ 
lot  of  Joseph  whitman  on  ye  south  side  and  the  lot  of 
Epenetus  platt  on  y'^  north. 

it  is  further  to  be  understood  that  the  lower  end  of  the 
neck  of  medow  is  not  yet  layed  out :  whare  John  Sam  ways 
hath  also  according  to  his  proportion  yet  unlayed  out. 

By  mee  John  Corey,  Rec^r. 
(Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  31.) 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN    RECORDS.  1 55 

[JONATHAN  AND  DAVID  SCUDDER'S  LANDS.] 

[No  date.     Probably  1669.] 

the  Record  of  the  Lands  and  Meddow  of  Kattren  Jones 
Made  over  to  Jonathan  Scudder: 

The  hoiis  orchard  and  home  lot  lying  and  Being-  in 
huntington  the  Lot  of  John  Jones  on  the  north  side  the  Lot 
that  was  given  to  Jonathan  Scudder  on  the  south  side  the 
frunt  to  the  strecte  the  Reare  to  the  woods  as  alsoe  a  Cer- 
taine  parsell  of  Land  in  the  west  feild  containeing  fower 
acars  be  it  more  or  les :  more  fower  Acars  and  a  halfe  in 
the  east  feild  lying  betweene  the  land  of  Joseph  Baiely  and 
Samuell  Messengar  as  alsoe  A  Certaine  parsell  of  Meddow 
on  the  south  side  of  the  eiland  containing  eaight  acars  bee 
it  more  or  les  fower  on  the  halfe  necke  and  fower  acars  on 
the  wester  most  necke. 

Joseph  Baiely:  Rec^. 

the  Lott  of  David  Scudder  formerly  in  the  occupacon  ot 
Jeffrey  thence  given  to  Jonathan  Scudder  since  Resigned 
to  David  Scudder  by  the  consent  of  Katteren  his  Mother 
and  Jonathan  his  Brother  the  Lott  off  Jonathan  scudder  on 
the  north  side  the  frunte  to  the  streete  the  south  side  and 
Reare  to  the  woods  in  Commonadge  as  alsoe  a  certaine 
parsell  off  Meddow  Lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  eiland 
containeing  eaight  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  fower  acars  on 
the  halfe  necke  and  the  other  fower  acars  on  the  wester- 
most  necke  of  huntington  purchas. 

'  Joseph  Baiely  Re^ 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  35  ; 


[WILLIAM  BROTHERTON'S  LANDS.] 
[No  date.     Probably  1669.] 
The  Record  of  Lands  of  William  Brotherton  situate  on 


156  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

3"  freshpond  necke  lying  one  east  sid  of  Crab  meadow 
Avhich  containes  6  acars  toward  his  halfe  part  of  farm  which 
Containes  20  acares  the  which  6  acars  is  onely  bounded  by 
y^  woods  butt  Laid  out  and  tres  marked  *  *  * 

and  alsoe  about  2  acars  of  swamppy  land  in  y''  same  place 
according  to  y*"  towne  grant  &  Record  *  *  * 

also  another  parsell  of  land  containg  fower  acars  lying  on 
the  north  sid  of  his  hous  lott :  The  hie  way  Runing  be- 
tween them.  *  *  ^-  * 
also  another  persell  of  land  containing  fower  accars  and 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  freesh  pond  hollow  against 
the  head  of  the  boggey  medow  neer  the  fresh  pond, 
and  also  six  acars  of  medow  in  the  eastren  part  of  crab 
medow. 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  36.) 


[THOMAS  JONES'  LANDS.] 

[No  date.     Probably  1669.] 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Medow  of  Thomas  Jones 
situate  in  huntington  the  Lot  of  Samuel  Tytus  on  the  north 
side  the  lott  of  Jonathan  Scudder  on  the  south  side  the 
frunte  to  the  streete  the  Reare  to  the  woods  in  Common- 
adge  as  alsoe  a  certaine  parsell  off  Meddow  lying  on  the 
south  side  of  the  eiland  Containeing  eaight  acars  Bee  it 
more  or  les  the  on  fower  Acars  Lying  on  the  westermost 
neck  now  purchased  the  other  fower  acars  lying  on  the 
halfe  necke  adjoyneing  to  the  Meddow  of  John  Teed. 

Joseph  Baielye,  Re^ 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  37.) 


HUXTIX(JTON    TOWX    RECORDS.  1 5/ 

[THOMAS     WICKS',  Sr,  LANDS.] 

[1669.1 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Meddowes  off   thomas 
wilks"  sen'  in  the  yeare  1669. 

Imp"^  home  Lott  Lyhig  and  being  in  Hiuitington  the  lott 
off  Mr  Jonas  wood  on  the  east  sid  the  lot  of  henry  whitson 
late  deceased  on  the  west  side  the  Reare  to  the  woods  in 
Commonadge  the  ffrunt  to  the  streete  as  alsoe  ttoo  parsells 
off  land  lying  on  the  east  ffeild  the  Land  off  Mr  Jonas  wood 
on  the  east  side  the  Land  of  Nathaniell  ffoster  on  the  west 
side  it  beeing  4  acars  and  halfe  bee  it  more  or  les  the  other 
parssell  lying  on  the  hether  side  of  the  east  ffeild  the  Land 
of  thomas  powell  on  the  east  side  fformerly  in  the  tenner 
off  James  Chichester  and  the  Land  of  Robert  Crandffeild 
on  the  west  side  the  Reare  to  the  woods  the  front  as  other 
Lots  it  being  3  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  as  alsoe  a  Certaine 
parsell  Land  lying  and  beeing  on  the  east  necke  containe- 
ing  six  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  the  Land  of  the  townes  in 
Commonadge  on  the  east  side  the  Land  of  Robart  Crand- 
field  on  the  west  side  it  lyeth  in  Length  north  and  south  as 
alsoe  on  acore  be  it  more  or  les  of  hollow  lying  betwene 
Mr  Jonas  wood  and  Caleb  Wood  as  alsoe  a  certaine  parssell 
of  meddow  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  on  a  necke 
called  the  great,  the  meddow e  off  Henry  whitson  late 
Deseased  on  the  west  side  and  the  medow  of  thomas 
powell   on   the  east  side  it  lying  north   and  south  alsoe 


[*Thomas  Wickes  was  at  Wethersfield  in  1635  and  at  Stam- 
ford in  1641.  He  came  to  Huntington  with  Edmond  Wood 
and  others.  His  homestead  was  at  the  "town  spot"  and 
probably  included  the  open  space  at  the  east  end  of  the  present 
village  of  Huntington,  as  his  descendant,  Thomas,  subsequent- 
ly made  a  deed  of  it  to  surrounding  owners  on  certain  condi- 
tions. He  died  in  167 1  and  left  children  Thomas,  John, 
Rebecca,  Martha,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Sarah.  The  name  is 
spelled  in  therecordsmany  ways  but  generally  Wicks. — C.  R.  S.] 


158  HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 

another  parsell  of  medow  on  the  same  necke  the  Meddow 
of  Isack  platt  on  the  east  side  the  meddow  of  John  wood 
on  the  west  side  :  as  alsoe  too  Certaine  parsels  of  meddow 
lying  on  a  necke  called  santtapague  4  acars  bee  it  more  or  les 
lying  Betwene  the  meddow  off  Joseph  Baiely  on  the  south 
side  and  a  p-porcon  off  meddow  off  Isaac  platt  on  the  north 
side  the  Length  east  and  west  the  other  parsell  Containeing 
S  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  late  in  the  tenor  or  ocupacon  of 
noah  Rogers  but  since  estrainged  to  thomas  wilks  the 
Meddow  of  thomas  Skidmore  on  the  south  the  east  side 
the  brooke,  the  west  the  woods  the  north  end  the  Meddow 
of  Isaac  platt. 

Joseph  Baiely,  Rec^ 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  47.) 


[THOMAS  WHITSON'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Records  off  the  lande  and  Meddowe  off  Thomas  Whit- 
son  in  the  yeare  1669. 

Imp'  hom  Lott  sittuate  and  being  in  huntington  the  Lott 
off  Thomas  wilks  senr  on  the  east  side  the  Lott  off  John 
ffinch  on  the  west  side  in  Length  north  and  south  as  alsoe 
a  certaine  parsell  Land  in  the  east  ffeild  the  Land  off 
Thomas  Scudder  on  the  east  side  and  the  Land  off  thomas 
powell  on  the  west  side  in  Length  north  and  south  as  alsoe 
a  hollowe  lying  on  the  west  side  of  tredwels  plaine  on  the 
north  side  off  a  hollow  of  Thomas  wilks  and  Mr  Jonas 
woods  as  alsoe  a  parsell  off  Land  lying  at  Cow  harboure  by 
estimacon  three  acars  and  hal/e  bee  it  more  or  which  is  the 
halfe  part  of  that  Land  that  was  fenced  in  betweene  thomas 
powell  and  henry  whitson  late  Desessed  as  alsoe  a  certaine 
parsell  of  meddow  Lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  on 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  1 59 

a  necke  called  the  great  necke  the  Meddow  of  thomas 
wilks  senr  on  the  west  side  the  east  side  of  the  creeke  in 
Lenght  north  and  south  the  south  to  the  sound  and  the 
north  to  the  woods. 

Joseph  Baiely.  Rec^ 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  51.) 


[LAND  OF  THOiMAS  WICKS,  Jr.] 

[1669.] 

The  Record  of  the  Lands  and  Medow  off  thomas  wilks 

Junior  in  the  yeare  1669. 
Imp""'  the  home  Lott  lying  and  beeing  in  huntington  the 
ffrunt  cast  to  the  streat  thea  south  side  the  Land  off  Sam- 
uell  Messenger  the  North  the  high  waye  as  alsoe  A 
certaine  parselle  off  Meddow  ling  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Hand  fower  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  on  a  neck  caled  by  the 
name  of  siases  necke  which  is  the  halfe  sheare  of  a  too 
hundred  pound  lott  late  in  the  tener  of  John  Lumee  the 
other  fower  acars  bee  it  more  or  les  lying  on  the  easter- 
most  neck  now  purchased  of  the  Meddowe  of  huntington. 

Joseph  Baiely  Rec'. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  49.) 


[JOHN  FINCH'S  LANDS.] 

[1669.] 

The  Records  off  the  Lands  and  Meadow  off  John  Finch 
Late  in  the  Tennor  or  ocupacon  off  Trustram  Hoges,  but 
since  by  ^  *  *  Made  by  severall  Nayboursadjoyneing 
whose  Lands  adjoyned  the  Lotte  of  the  sd.  trustrum  afore- 
said which  hade  Receved  great  Dammag  By  Reason  the 


l60  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

said  Lott  Lay  oppen  unto  the  Common  ffor  such  Dammage 
Complainte  was  made  unto  the  Counstable  and  overseers 
By  the  sufferer  ffor  Redres  therein  the  Constable  and 
townsmen  Desired  Instrucksion  ffrom  supperior  offisars 
which  advis  was  too  put  those  lands  soo  trespasing  to  an 
out  cry  att  A  publike  Towne  Meeting  and  those  that 
proffered  most  have  and  injoye  it  Cleareing  all  aReareedges 
of  Rates  and  soe  By  the  said  sale  peasably  to  injoye  it  and 
every  part  and  parcell  thereof  provided  the  fformer  pos- 
.  sessar  appeared  not  in  on  whole  yeare  or  an  Agante  ffrom 
him  ffor  the  sale  of  which  Lands  and  Meddow  and  every 
part  and  parsell  thereof  wee  the  Constable  and  oversears 
have  proseeded  in  the  waye  of  sale  According  to  order 
given  in  the  nineteene  yeare  of  his  Magis*'^  Raine  and  in 
the  yeare  of  our  Lord  1669  and  after  the  expireacon  of  on 
whole  3'ear  noe  owner  nor  agent  appeareing  wee  have  given 
unto  the  said  John  ffinch  peasable  possession  as  witnes  our 
hands  the  said  John  ffinch  paying  or  Causing  to  bee  paide 
the  just  some  of  fower  pounds  and  on  shilling  to  the 
Constable  and  townsmen  ffor  the  use  of  the  towne  as  more 
at  Large  exprest  in  a  Bill  of  Debt  given  under  his  hand. 

Thomas  Powell,  Const. 
Joseph  Bayly  Rec'. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  9.) 


[COURT  RECORDS.     SAMUEL  HAGKURNE  vs. 

WOOD.] 

[1670,  about.] 

Att  a  Court  held  in  huntington  the  19'^''  of  November  by 
the  Constable  &  the  fower  townes  men. 
Mr  Samuell  hagkurne,    Marchant,  plaintife  Against  wood 
defend,  in  an  acttion  off  Debt  to  the  vallue  off  three  pounds 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  l6l 

nine  shillings  and  eaight  pence,  the  Defendantt  Confesed 
the  debt. 

The  Court  find  for  the  plaintive  that  the  Defendant  shall 
paye  unto  the  plaintive  the  some  of  three  pounds  nine 
shilling  and  eaight  pence  in  paye  according  to  his  judg- 
ment viz  poorke  at  three  pounds  and  ten  shillings  the 
Barrell  beiff  at  too  pound  ten  shillings  the  barrell,  wheat 
at  three  shillings  p  bushell  peas  at  three  shilling  tSj;  six  pence 
p  bushell,  Indian  Corne  at  too  shillings  p  bushell  or  other 
pay  equivelent  there  too.* 

Debt  03 — 09 — 08 
Court  Charg  01 — 00 — 00 

04 — 09 — 08 
(Court  Rec.,p.  264; 


[DEED.    JOHN  ROBBINS  TO  BENJAMIN  JONES.] 

[1670,  Jan.  6.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  prsents  that  I  John  Robines  of 
oysterbay  on  long  Island  in  york  sheeir  Cord  winder  have 
for  a  valiable  Consideration  in  hand  payed  :  have  &  doe  by 
these  prsents  sell  alinate  assinge  all  my  Right  title  and 
intrust  in  an  Accomondation  or  alotment :  sittuate  and  lying 
in  huntington :  on  long  eiland  aforesaid,  formerly  in  the 
tenur  or  occupation  of  Timothy  wood :  thence  estranged 
unto  Richard  latin  thence  to  Josiah  fatten :  son  of  the  sd. 
Richard  from  thence  unto  John  Robins :  I  say  all  my  Rite, 
title  and  Intrust  in  and  to  all  the  p'mises  I  have  sold  and 
made  over  unto  Benjemine  Jones  of  huntington  upon  long 

[*At  this  period  the  law  provided  for  imprisonment  for  debt 
and  if  debtors  had  property  they  were  provided  for  in  prison 
out  of  their  own  property  ;  at  the  same  time  the  rule  was  that 
"  No  man  shall  linger  in  prison  for  debt  if  he  can  find  sureties 
for  answering  the  suit  or  debt." — C.  R.  S.] 


l62  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

eiland  in  york  sheer  a  fore  said  :  his  heirs  executors  admin- 
istrators and  Asings  for  ever  to  have  and  hold  occupie  and 
injoy  with  out  any  fraud  trouble  or  molistation  of  any 
person  or  persons,  what  so  ever  firmly  by  these  prsents,  or 
as  fully  and  amply  as  may  or  can  be  made  by  any  deed  oi 
Convaiance  whatsoever  together  with  all  lands  In  clossed 
or  not  in  clossed  that  doth  or  hath  belonged  theretoo  as 
out  land  meddows  devided  or  not  devided  with  all  privi- 
ledges,  accommandations  pr-fits  and  Revenues  there  to 
belonging  or  acureing  there  from  as  also  all  housing  gar- 
dins,  orchards,  pasturs  as  also  A  sartin  parcell  of  meddow 
lying  and  being  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  :  on  a  neck 
of  meddow  called  by  the  name  of  siases  neck  lying  between 
the  meddow  of  Thomas  Scudder  and  James  Chitchester, 
by  estimation  aight  acars,  be  it  more  or  lesse,  which  is  the 
proportion  of  A  two  hundred  pound  lot,  all  and  singuler 
all  these  lands  meddowes,  priveledges,  I  the  afore  said 
John  Robins  doe  alinate  and  astranges  from  me  my  heirs 
and  asinges  unto  Benjemen  Jones  his  heirs  executors, 
adminstrators  and  asinges  To  have  and  to  hold  forever 
and  I  doe  by  these  prsents  ingage  my  selfe  my  heirs  and 
asinges  to  save  harmlesse  and  indamnefied  the  afore  said 
benjemen  Jones  his  heirs  and  asinges  from  any  person  or 
persons  what  soever  who  may  or  shall  lay  any  Claime  or 
title  by  any  way  or  means  whatsoever  to  any  part  or  par- 
cell  thereof  to  the  indamnifing  the  said  Jones  or  his 
sucksessors  in  his  or  either  of  their  quiett  possesion  as 
witnesse  my  hand  this  sixt  of  Jeneuary  in  the  two  and 
twenty  yeer  of  the  Raine  of  Charles  the  second  of  Ingland, 
Scotland,  f ranee,  Ireland  King,  defender  of  the  faith  et 
cetr.  and  in  the  yere  of  our  Lord  1670. 
sealed,  singed  and  ddld.  '^'  "^^'^  "^ 

in  the  presence  of  the  JOHNX  Robins 

marke  of 

JosiahxLatten 

Joseph  baly,  Recorder. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  163 

This  is  a  true  Copie  compared  with  the  originall  by  me 

John  Core  Recorder, 
the  hollow  that  did  belong  to  the  within  named  p'micesses 
is  not    neither  doth    it  belong   to    the    p'meses   therefore 
excepted  by  John  Robins :  before    the  delivering  as   wit- 
nesse  my  hand. 

Joseph  baly,  Rec' 
{Court  Eec, pp.  200-1.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  JONATHAN 
HARNETT.] 

[1673,  Jan.  22.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Benjamin  Jones 
with  in  named  have  assigned  and  made  over  all  the  within 
named  pr'messes  from  me  my  heirs  and  assinges  unto 
Jonathon  harnut  of  huntington  upon  long  Island  in  York 
sheer  Cordwinder  his  heirs  and  asinges  to  have  and  to 
hold  forever  as  witnesse  my  hand  this  22  of  Jan.  in  the 
year  of  our  lord  1673 

Benjemen  Jones 
signed  and  delivered  in  the  presents  of 

Joseph  Bayly  Recorder. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  201.) 


[THEY  REFUSE  TO  REPAIR  THE  FORT.] 

[1670,  Feb.  21.] 

Huntington  february  the  21.  1670. 

To  the  Honarable  Court  of  sessions  houlden  at  south 
hampten  in  the  towne  of  huntington  humbly  Manfest  thair 


164  HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 

Agrevences  touching  the  order  Conscerneing  the  Repairea- 
con  of  the  fort  James  at  new  yorke. 

May  it  please  the  worshipfull  Bench, 
wee  of  the  towne  of  huntington  Cannot  see  Cause  to  Con- 
tribute any  thing  to  wards  the  Repaireacon,  of  the  forte* 
for  these  following  Reasons,  first  because  wee  conceve  wee 
are  Deprived  of  the  liberties  of  english  men  secondly  wee 
conceve  we  have  little  or  noe  benifits  by  the  Law :  thirdly 
wee  cannot  conceve  of  any  benifite  or  saftie  wee  can  expect 
from  the  forte :  fourthly  wee  finde  our  selves  soe  much 
Desinabled  by  Manyfould  trobles  when  wee  thought  our 
selves  in  peace  that  wee  Cannot  Imparte  with  any  such 
Desburstments  nither  was  there  any  such  p^'sedent  in 
the         *         *     . 

{Court  Bec.,p.lS7. ) 

[*The  order  for  repairing  the  fort  at  New  York  was  made  by 
the  Colonial  Governor  and  the  Court  of  Assize.  There  was 
much  discontent  in  all  the  Long  Island  towns  about  this  time, 
owing  to  the  dictatorial  policy  of  the  Government.  When  the 
English  came  in  power  six  years  before  great  promises  were 
made  as  to  the  benefits  to  be  derived  from  it,  but  instead  of 
deriving  advantages  therefrom  the  people  chafed  under  the 
restraints  and  impositions  of  the  Governor  and  council.  They 
had  been  promised  a  Colonial  Assembly,  made  up  of  delegates 
to  be  elected  by  the  people,  but  such  an  assembly  no  longer 
existed.  They  were  taxed  without  representation  This  pro- 
test was  a  beginning  of  that  long  and  bitter  contest  between 
the  people  and  the  arbitrary  authority  of  Great  Britain,  which, 
with  similar  protests  elsewhere,  finally  led  to  the  Revolutionary 
War.  The  people  of  Huntington  refused  to  help  repair  the  fort 
and  the  Governor  had  to  content  himself  with  denouncing  their 
protest  as  "  scandelous,  illegal  and  seditious,'  and  having  it 
publicly  burned  before  the  town  house  in  the  City  of  New 
York.  This  document  was  Huntington  s  first  declaration  of 
independence.  Unfortunately  the  paper  is  so  worn  and 
tattered  that  a  few  lines  at  the  end  are  lost. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  165 

[A  CARTWAY  DISCONTINUED  AND  A  WATER- 
ING PLACE  PROTECTED.] 

[1670,  March  9.] 

At  the  Complaint  of  the  widdoe  Jones  unto  M'  Wood 
March  the  9"'  167^  Conserning  a  peace  of  Land  the  widoe 
Jones  is  to  take  up  on  the  north  side  of  Samuell  Titus  Lott 
which  John  Tedd  founde  himselfe  agrived  conscerning  a 
waye  Betweene  the  Lot  of  Samuell  Titus  and  the  Lot  of 
the  widow  Jones.  Mr  wood  Appointed  Thomas Skidmore 
and  Joseph  Bayly  to  vew  the  Land  to  see  if  that  place 
Required  a  waye  which  was  don  acordingly  wee  finding  it 
soe  that  that  place  Required  noe  Cart  way  By  Reason 
there  was  noe  Considerable  parsell  of  Land  for  ffeid  for 
Cattell  but  what  was  Appoynted  floor  a  Lotments  neither 
Doe  it  priduce  any  wattering.* 

Joseph  Bayly,  Re'^. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  ISO.) 

[*At  this  period  roads  and  watering  places  were  established 
and  laid  out  by  the  constables  and  overseers,  subject  to  the  town 
meeting,  and  this  continued  until  1691,  when  by  a  change  in 
the  law  "Surveyors  and  Orderors  of  roads"  were  elected  at 
town  meetings.  The  principal  roads  in  the  town  probably 
followed  Indian  paths.  The  road  to  Lloyd's  Neck  is  called 
in  the  records  "  Horse  Neck  path;"  that  running  easterly  from 
the  "  Town  spot"  "  Nassequague  path;"  The  principal  road 
leading  to  the  "  Town  spot  "  from  the  south  "  Sabbath  day 
path;"  The  principal  road  across  the  south  side  necks,  now 
through  the  village  of  Babylon,  "  The  Indian  path;"  The  road 
running  westerly  from  the  "  Town  spot "  "  The  Oysterbay 
path."  It  is  not  probable  that  these,  and  many  others  in  use  at 
the  date  of  the  above  paper,  were  ever  formally  laid  out.  They 
became  roads  by  usage.  There  were  also  the  "Sumpwams 
path,"  the  "  Neguntetogue  path,"  the  "  Santepague  path,"  roads 
leading  to  the  south  necks,  and  "  Nichols  path,"  not  far  from 
the  present  boundary  line  between  Huntington  and  Babylon, 
and  also  the  "country  road"  near  the  centre  of  the  town  and 
the  "  country  road  "  where  "  Rogue's  path  "  is  located. — C.  R.  S.J 


l66  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.     VOTE  TO  PROCURE  A 
MINISTER.] 

[1670,  April  4.] 

April  4.  1670. 
At  a  town  meeting-  it  was  voted  and  agreed  this  day  that 
if  Mr  Levcrich  went  from  the  town,  that  it  was  the  town's 
mind  that  they  would  have  another  minister,  and  that  there 
should  be  some  speedy  course  taken  to  seek  out  for  some 
other  to  supply  us. 

Joseph  Baiely,  Re"". 
1670 
Thomas  Brush,  Constable ; 

O,      Capt.  Thos.  Fleet  and  )  ^^ 
'      T    ^  ,  1        13  ■  Overseers ; 

Jonathan  Rogers  ) 

Thomas   Brush    deceasing  in  his    room    was 
chosen  Sarn'  Wood,  Constable. 

Layers  out  of  land  for  the  town's  use : 

-r-A  Thomas  Powell  )  r      . ,  ,        ^     (  ^u    ^ 

\)  ^         u  r)      1         t  for  the  east  end  of  the  town. 

^  Joseph  Bayly      \ 

Richard  Williams  )  r      .  1  ,         . 

Content  Titus  [  ^"^  ^^^^  '''^'^  P^^^*- 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  from  the  original 
in  No  2.  p.  1 1.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  31,  ancZ  Co^i7't  Bec.,%).  183.) 


[ORDER  BY  CONSTABLE  AND  OVERSEERS.] 

[1670,  April  26.] 

Ann  order  Made  By  the  Constable  and  overseers  the  26 
Dale  off  Aprill  Anno  1670  it  is  ordered  and  agreed  the  Dale 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  1 6/ 

and  yeare  above  said  that  Mr  Will  Leverich  shall  in  some 
shorte  time  Deliver  in  unto  us  whose  names  arc  under 
writen  or  unto  some  on  of  us  all  those  Rates  that  hath 
Been  made  ffor  his  paie  since  the  yeare  1665  that  wee  maic 
take  some  speedie  cors  ffor  the  parfiting  thereof  that  this 
Last  Rate  for  the  yeare  1669  may  bee  forth  with  gathered. 

Thomas  brush. 
Tho.  Fleet 
Tho.  Skidmore 

the  raarkf  of 

Tho:Xwilks 
Jonathan  Rogers. 
Joseph  Baiely 

Rec. 
(Cmrt  Bee,  p.  1S9.) 


[RECEIPT.     RICHARD  FLOYD  TO  JOHN  JONES.J 

[1670,  May  12.] 

Know  all  men  By  these  p'"sents  that  I  Richard  floyd  of 
brookhaven  uppon  Long  eiland  in  yorkeshere  Tayler  doe 
acknowledg  to  have  Received  of  John  Jones  of  Hunting- 
ton uppon  Long  eiland  in  yorke  sheare  afore  said  the  some 
of  eleven  pounds  and  on  shilling  which  is  in  parte  of  A 
Bond  of  twentie  three  pounds  I  saye  Received  by  mee  the 
some  of  eleven  pounds  on  shilling  as  witnes  my  hand  this 
twelfe  of  maye  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  1670  the  mark  of 

liis 

witnes  Richard  x  ffloyde. 

Joseph  Baiely  Rec""  "'"'' 

{Court  Bee,  p.  317.) 


l68  HUNTIXCITOX    TOWN    RECORDS. 

[THOMAS  POWELL,    GUARDIAN   FOR   THOMAS 

WHITSON.] 

[1670,  June  17.] 

June  the  17"'  1670. 

Whereas  henry  Whitson  off  hunting  Deseased  in  the 
3'eare  of  our  Lord  1669  and  after  the  will  was  proved 
accor4ing  to  the  Law  of  this  Jurydickson  the  estate  Being 
Devided  By  order  and  Consent  of  the  widoe  off  the  said 
Henry  Deseased  and  thomas  whitson  son  of  the  said 
Deseased  which  said  thomas  whitson  Being  under  adge 
hce  with  the  Consent  of  his  granfather  ffoster  and  the  Rest 
of  his  ffrends  have  thought  good  to  make  Choyc  of  Thomas 
Powell  of  huntington  to  bee  the  Trustee  and  Garddian  of 
him  the  said  Thomas  whitson  :  for  the  care  and  p-servacon 
of  the  estate  of  him  the  said  thomas  until  hee  Accemplish 
the  adge  of  on  and  twentie  yeares.  Dureing  which  time 
the  aforesaid  thomas  whitson  Doth  promise  not  too  Bargan 
sell  or  Impart  with  an}-  of  his  estate  without  the  leave  and 
consent  of  his  said  gardian  but  in  all  things  expedient  bee 
searvall  too  his  advise  and  Counsell  as  witnes  my  hand  the 
Dale  and  veare  above  writon. 


Thomas  Whitson 


Joseph  Baiely,  Rec' 

{Court  Ilea.,  p.  271.) 


[DEED.      JOHN  MATTHEWS    TO  MARK  MEGGS.] 

[1670,  September  6.] 

This  writting  witnesseth  that  I  John  mathews  of  hun- 
tington have  for  a  valluable  Consideration  sould  and  made 
over  all  my  Right  cS:  tittle  in  y"  farm  at  Crabmedowe  I  say 
all  my  Right  from  mee  and  my  heairs  to  marke  megs  his 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  169 

heairs  for  ever  both  my  own  Right  bceing  one  hundred 
pound  lott :  and  John  Cores  beeing  A.  too  hundred  pound 
lotment  in  all  y""  Right  of  three  hundred  pound  lotment  & 
doe  by  these  presents  ingage  that  y"  fore  sd.  marke  megs 
his  heairs  shall  Injoy  it  Peacablely  free  from  y''  Claime  ot 
any  as  wittnes  my  hand  this  :  6"'  septembar  :  1670 
Witnes  ""^  "'^"'^  °f 

Tho  :    SCIDMORE  JoHNXMaTHERES 

tlio   iiiarko   of 

Charles  X  Abrahams. 
(Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  205.) 

Witneseth,  These  p'"sents  That  I  marke  meges  with  in  men- 
tioned doe  heer  by  allinate  asigne  and  make  over  all  my 
Right  title  intrest  and  Clame  to  the  within  mentioned  Bill 
of  saile  from  mee  my  heirs  executors  Administrators  and 
asigens  unto  Edward  Bunce  of  Crab  meddow  his  heairs 
executors  Administrators  or  Asignes  for  ever  wittnes  my 
hand  at  Crab  meddowe  this  thirteenth  of  Aprill  1674. 

Mark  X  MEGS 

Ms  marke 

signed  and  delivered 
in  presence  of  SiMAN  Lane 
1674. 

the  mark  of 

John  x  Inkerson 
John  Page. 

(Deeds  Vol.  1,^9.205.) 


[ORDER  BY  GOV.  NICHOLS  AND  COUNCIL 

CONCERNING  THE  SMITHTOWN 

BOUNDARY.] 

[1670  Dec.  I.] 

At  a  Counsell  held  in  y""  Fort  at  New  Yorke  De- 
cemb'  y''  P'  1670  : 


\ 


170  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

Upon  a  Petition  p'sented  by  M"  Smith,  of  Nesaquake,  on 
y^  behalfe  of  her  selfe  &  husband,  desiring  an  Explana- 
tion of  the  Verdict  of  y*"  Jurye  &  order  of  y"  Court  of 
Assizes,  as  to  y'^  bounds  of  y""  Land  w'^''  y®  Inhabitants  of 
Huntington  had  gotten  their  suite  for,  Declaring  and  offer- 
ing to  prove  that  y''  Nesaquake  lands  lay  on  both  sydes  of 
ye  Ryver,  &  that  parte  lyeing  on  y®  west  syde,  comonly 
called  Nesaquaque  Accompsett,  did  extend  as  farre  as  y^ 
fresh  pond  westward,  and  so  to  y'^  Hollow  Southward, 
The  w*^"",  together  w*^  that  on  y"  East  syde,  was  y''  propor- 
tion on  w^''  they  were  to  settle  y''  ten  familyes,  and  y"  oth' 
Ten  families,  in  consideration  of  y"  Land  westward  of  y* 
fresh  pond,  if  they  had  made  good  their  title  thereunto. 

Upon  consideration  had  hereupon  it  was  ordered  that  y® 
Towne  of  Huntington  should  have  notice  hereof  to  y"  w'^'* 
they  are  to  returne  an  Answer  to  y*"  Governer  and  w'**  all 
its  recomendes  that  a  faire  comp  *  *  *  be  endeavoured 
between  both  p*'■''^  that  there  be  no  furth""  trouble  or  moles- 
tation concerning  this  matf  By  Ord""  of  y"  Governe""  & 
Councell.* 

Matthias  NicoUs,  Sec". 
{File  No,  60.) 

[*Richard  Smith  was  at  this  time  claiming  all  the  territory 
between  the  head  of  Cow  Harbor  (Northport)  and  the  Nasse- 
quague  (Smithtown)  river.  He  was  called  "  Bull  "  Smith,  as 
distinguished  from  "Rock"  Smith  and  ''Tangier"  Smith.  In 
the  interesting  history  of  Smithtown,  written  by  Judge  J.  Law- 
rence Smith,  in  1882,  "  Bull  "  Smith  is  made  the  son  of  Richard 
Smythe,  of  Mireshaw,  Bradford  Parish,  Yorkshire,  England, 
who  with  his  son  were  soldiers  in  Cromwell's  army.  They 
afterward  came  to  Boston,  then  to  Southampton,  L.  I.,  then  to 
Setauket.  An  interesting  story  is  told  of  how  the  daughter  of 
the  grand  Montauk  sachem  Wyandance,  who  had  been  cap- 
tured by  the  Narragansett  Indians,  and  recaptured  by  Lyon 
Gardiner,  was  restored  to  her  father  at  Richard  Smith's  house, 
and  in  gratitude  Wyandance  granted  Richard  Smith,  Lyon 
Gardiner's  friend,  the  territory  of  Smithtown,  or  all  the  land 
Smith  could  ride  around  on  a  bull  in  one  day,  and  that  he 
took  his  lunch  in  a  hollow,  ever  since  called  "  Bread  and  Cheese 
Hollow."— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN   RECORDS.  l/I 

[SUMPWAM'S  INDIAN  DEED.] 
[1670,  Dec.  2.] 

Know  all  persons  by  these  presents  that  wee  w^hose  nams 
are  subscribed,  namely  pompott  cS:  mamascokan,  secakata- 
ke  Indians,  being  deputed  and  apointed  by  the  Rest  of  our 
asosiate  to  Receive  the  payment  of  huntington  men  for  a 
sertaine  neck  bought  of  y®  said  Indians,  commonly  called 
and  known  by  y"  name  of  sumpwams,  wee  say  wee  have 
Received  of  Epenetus  Piatt  in  behalf  of  huntington  :  for 
our  selves  and  all  the  Indians  that  have  any  right,  their 
full  satisfaction  acording  to  our  bill  of  sail  by  us  made  as 
witnes  our  hands  &  seals  y*"  2^  December  1670.* 
the  word  right  interlined  was  before  signing  and  sealling. 
pwamas,  sachems  sun,  acknoledg  y*^  sam  as  witness  my 
hand  and  seall. 

signed  and  sealled  in  presence  of 
us  John  Brush. 

Epenetus  Platt  the  mark  of  x  wamas  [l.  s.] 

the  mark  of  X  will  the  mark  of  XMAMASOP  [l.  s.] 

Indian 
daniellxmarken  the  mark  of  X  pompott  [l.  s.] 

his   mark 

{File  No.  28.) 


[DEED.     CATHERINE  JONES  TO  JONATHAN 
SCUDDER.] 

[1670.] 

the  28'"  1670 
the  day  and  yeare  above  said  katteren  Jones  Widdoe  wife 

[*This  deed  was  from  the  Sucatogue  Indians  and  embraced 
only  the  meadows  below  the  Indian  path.  Part  of  Babylon 
village  is  now  located  within  it,  and  it  was  the  easternmost  of 
all  the  necks  purchased  of  the  Indians  in  behalf  of  Huntin_s2;ton. 
— C.  R.  S.J 


172  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

off  Thomas  Jones  Late  Deseased  Doth  hereby  these  pres- 
ents give  assignie  and  make  over  unto  my  son  Jonathan 
Scudder  that  house  and  lott  with  all  the  privilige  and 
appurtinances  thereto  belonging  or  ever  here  after  shall 
belong  to  the  premises :  after  my  Desease  but  dureing  the 
time  of  my  naturall  Life  to  injoye  it  and  every  part  and 
parsell  thereof  :  which  Lott  was  fformerly  Henry  Scudder 
father  of  the  said  Jonathan  Scudder  to  remaine  to  him  and 
his  heirs  forever  for  which  I  the  said  Jonathan  Scudder 
doth  wholly  and  ffully  Resigne  up  unto  my  Brother  David 
Scudder  all  my  Righte  title  and  interest  that  I  have  in  that 
Alotment  or  accomidacon  which  was  my  grand-fathers  Jcf- 
fery  esties  lott  and  given  to  mee  before  his  disease  I  s?-y 
I  make  over  unto  my  Brother  David  Scudder  his  hcires 
and  assignes  ffor  ever  and  Doth  estrainge  it  ffrom  mee  my 
heires  and  assignes  ffor  ever  :  But  this  Lot  and  every  parts 
and  parsell  thereof  to  Remaine  and  bee  at  the  Desposal  of 
my  Loveing  mother  Katteren  Jones  untill  my  Brother 
David  coms  to  adge  or  shee  see  cause  to  Resigne  it  unto 
him  :  ffor  the  parformence  of  which  wee  have  enterchainge- 
able  sett  our  hands  the  Dale  and  yeare  Abovesaid. 
Witness  *''^'  '"^"'^  "^ 

John  Johns  KaterenxJones 

Joseph  Baiely  Re° 

Another  Record  behind  this. 
[Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  34  ) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     THE  MILL  POND  TO  BE  LET 

OUT.] 

[1671.  Jan.  6.] 

At  a  town  Meeting  January  the  6*^  1671  it  was  voated 
and  agreed  the  Day  and  year  aforesaid  that  the  Constable 
and  townse  men  and  Mr.  Wood  and  Thomas  Skidmore  and 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  1 75 

Epenetus  Piatt,  Joseph  Bayly  shall  Consult  together  to 
consider  of  a  way  that  the  water  may  be  let  out  of  the  mil- 
pond  and  see  if  the  parties  aforesaid  can  agree  with  mark 
megs  upon  termes  whereby  the  towne  and  marke  megs 
doth  joyntly  agree  for  the  Removall  of  the  said  mill  and 
before  a  full  agreement  bee  made  too  give  the  Residt  of 
what  they  have  Don  to  the  Remainder  of  the  towne  this 
to  bee  Don  in  some  short  time. 

it  was  voated  and  agreed  the  same  day  whether  the  towne 
was  willing  that  the  water  might  bee  let  out  of  the  mill- 
pond  and  they  so  agreed  for  the  mill,  if  mark  megs  could 
bee  agreed  with,  all  whereby  this  agreement  might  bee 
effected,  if  by  it  it  may  please  the  Lord  the  towne  might 
injoye  their  health  to  which  the  towne  joyntly  agreed  and 
proseeded  in  a  way  as  aforesaid.* 
iTow7i  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  33.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[167 1,  Jan.  16.] 

January  y*"  i6th,  16:^-^ 

It  was  ordered  and  agreed  the  same  Daye  By  the  pluaral- 
litie  off  voats  at  a  towne  Meeting  that  Jonathan  Rogers 
Jonas  wood  junir  and  thomas  \veekes  shall  take  up  and 
equally  devide  betwene  them  wdiat  good  planting  land  is 
on  the  south  sid  of  Isaac  plats  on  the  little  neck  leaving  a 

[*This  mill  pond  undoubtedly  occupied  the  swamp  and  low 
lands  south  of  its  dam  where  "Mill  Dam  Lane"  (Huntington 
village)  now  is,  flowing  southerly  to  near  Main  Street.  That 
it  should  have  occasioned  sickness  is  entirely  reasonable.  After 
this  pond  was  let  out  another  was  constructed  further  north 
and  adjoining.  The  land  occupied  by  the  old  mill  pond  was 
subsequently  divided  to  those  holding  common  rights  in  the 
"old  purchase,"  as  will  be  seen  further  on. — C.  R.  S.] 


1/4  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

sufficient  highwa)^  or  hindering  not  high  ways  and  water 
ings  it  being  part  of  their  devision. 

Tha  same  Daie  it  was  ordered  as  A  Boursaid  that  Beniam- 
in  Jones  shall  take  up  six  Acars  of  land  on  the  north  sid  of 
nathaniell  fosters  on  the  littell  necke  it  being  part  of  his* 
Devision  hee  hindering  not  high  ways  and  waterings, 
these  two  Below  entered  in  Book  A  page  36. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.1,  p.  30.) 


[DEED,     MARK  MEGGS  TO  JACOB  WALKER.] 

[1671,  Feb.  3.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p^sents  that  I  Marke  Megs  of  hun- 
tington  uppon  Long  eiland  in  yorkesheare  Millar  have  for 
the  value  of  fower  pounds  by  the  yeare  theareby  to  bee 
paid  the  on  halfe  p*^  in  wheate  the  othere  halfe  p*  in  Indian 
Corne  :  Dureing  the  naturall  Life  of  Mark  Megs  and  Avis 
his  wife  for  which  Consideracon  I  have  Bargoned  sold  and 
made  over  and  by  these  presents  Doe  bargon  sell  and  make 
over  unto  Jacob  Walker  of  Stratford  within  the  Collony 
of  Coniticott  Marchant  all  my  Rite  Tittle  and  intrest  that 
I  have  of  Land  &  medows  sittuate  and  being  in  huntington 
aforesaid  I  saye  all  my  Rite  tittle  and  intrest  in  and  to  the 
same  and  every  part  and  parcell  thereof  as  Dwelling  hous, 
orchards,  gardens  Barne  home  lot  or  lots  swompe  and 
hassokie  Medow  as  alsoe  twelfe  acars  of  Medow  bee  it 
more  or  les  lying  and  being  on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand 
on  too  severall  necks  of  Medow  that  is  to  saye  six  acars 
bee  it  more  or  les  on  a  necke  called  by  the  name  of  nagunt- 
tatauge  bounded  on  the  north  side  with  the  Medow  of 
Epenetus  platt  and  on  the  south  side  with  the  medow  of 
Mr  Richard  Bryan  the  other  half  part  on  a  necke  called 
by  the  name  of  the  east  necke  not  eat  layd  out  nor  devided 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  1/5 

being  the  parporcon  of  a  three  hundred  pound  Lott  the 
hous  Barne  orchards  gardens  home  lot  or  lots  with  p-porc- 
cond  of  Lands  in  Comondge  or  that  ever  heare  after  shall 
or  may  belong  there  unto,  was  formerly  in  the  tenor  or 
occupacon  off  william  Leverich  clerke  thence  alinated  un- 
to william  Ludlam  thence  to  marke  Megs  now  to  Jacob 
Walker  the  swamp  and  hassokie  Medow  was  given  to  him 
the  said  Marke  by  the  Towne  of  huntington  I  say  all  my 
Rite  in  and  to  the  same  I  have  Made  over  unto  the  afore 
said  Jacob  walker  his  heires  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  for  ever  to  have  houldoccupieand  injoye  without 
any  fraude  or  Mollestacon  of  any  person  or  persons  what- 
soever formely  by  these  p''sents  or  as  fully  Largely  and 
Amply  as  can  or  may  bee  made  by  any  Deede  of  sale  or 
Convayance  whatsoever  all  and  singular  those  Lands 
Medows  and  pastures  I  the  aforesaid  Marke  Megs  have 
estrainged  from  mee  my  heires  executors  administrators 
and  asigncs  unto  the  afore  said  Jacob  walker  his  heires 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  Too  have  and  to 
hould  for  ever  and  I  doe  by  these  p''sents  ingadge  my 
selfe  my  heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  to 
save  harmeless  and  Indemnified  the  afore  said  Jacob 
walker  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
from  any  parson  or  parsons  who  may  or  shall  Laye  Any 
Clayme  or  title  to  the  aforesaid  houseing  orchards  Lands 
or  Any  part  or  parcell  thereof  to  the  indemnifing  the  afore 
said  walker  or  his  sucksessors  in  his  or  -either  of  their 
quiet  possession  in  witnes  whereof  I  have  heare  unto  set  my 
hand  and  scale  the  third  daye  of  february  in  the  three  and 
twcntie  yeare  of  his  Maj'^  Raine  and  in  the  3'eare  of  our 
lord  on  thousand  six  hundred  seaventie  and  on. 
signed  and  deld.  *''''  "'"'^  "^ 

in  the  presents  of  Mark  X  Megs 

Jonas  wood  "'"  "'"'^  "^ 

ISACKPLAT  AvISXMeGS. 

Joseph  Bayly. 


176  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

This  is  a  true  coppie  of  the  onginall  Deed  compared 
p  mee  Joseph  bayly 

Rec^ 

{Court  Beep.  310 J 


[TOWN  MEETING.     HUNTINGTON  TAKES 
POSSESSION  OF  THE  DISPUTED 
TERRITORY.]* 

[1671,  Feb.  15.] 

February  the  15.  71. 
it  was  voated  and  Agreed  the  same  Daye  that  these  towne 
should  bee  Divided  into  ten  parts  and  ech  part  to  have  a 
farme  and  soo  bee  ingadged  to  settell  them  and  every 
farmer  that  went  forth  soo  to  settell  that  the  towne 
approved  of  should  injoye  all  the  Remaining  parts  besids 

[*  This  was  the  beginning  of  a  plan  for  the  occupation  and 
settlement  by  the  people  of  Huntington  of  the  disputed  terri- 
tory lying  between  Cow  Harbor  (Northport)  and  the  Smithown 
River.  The  method  pursued  was  peculiar  to  the  time  and  was 
probably  borrowed  from  old  English  customs.  Richard  Smith 
was  vigorously  pushing  his  claims  to  the  land  in  the  courts,  and 
Huntington  acting  on  the  theoiy  that  "  possession  is  nine  points 
in  the  law,"  determined  to  get  a  firm  hold  of  the  territory. 
The  part  of  the  premises  considered  of  the  most  value  was 
that  adjoining  the  Sound.  This  was  parcelled  off  into  ten  parts, 
or  farms  so  called,  and  ten  families  were  chosen  to  settle  there- 
on, one  to  each  farm.  The  selection  of  these  ten,  wha  were  to 
"go  fourth"  and  settle  there,  was  determined  by  dividing  all 
the  inhabitants  of  the  town  into  ten  parts  or  hundreds,  so  call- 
ed, and  each  part  or  hundred  chose  the  man  from  their  num- 
ber to  go  and  occupy,  and  upon  building,  fencing  and  planting 
within  a  stipulated  period,  and  paying  the  expenses  of  litiga- 
tion, these  ten  farmers  were  to  own  the  lands.  This  plan  was 
not  carried  out  until  the  summer  of  the  next  year,  1672,  when 
the  writings  were  drawn  and  the  persons  "  went  forth." — C.  R. 
S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  177 

theire  ownc  paying  all  Charges  of  sute  of  law  or  ether  just 
Charges 

Joseph  Bayly  Re"^ 
this  one  Below  is  Entered  in  Book  A  page  38. 
{Town  Meetings  Vol.  1,  p.  33.) 


[DEED.     RICHARD  WILLIAMS  TO  JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[167 1,  February  16.] 

Know  al  men  by  these  p*"sents  y*  I  Richard  Williams  of 
Huntington  upon  long  Island  Husbandman  have  Bargan- 
ed  sold  and  made  over  from  me  my  heirs  &  assignes  ;  for  a 
reasonable  valine  in  hand  payed,  all  my  Right  title  and 
Intrust  in  two  acers  of  Land  Lying  in  y''  west  feild  lying 
between  a  lot  y*  was  Joseph  Whitmans  :  And  a  Lot  y*^  was 
Jonas  wood  Jun"^""  unto  Jonathan  Rogers  of  Huntington  on 
Long  Island  afore  sd.  his  heirs  and  assignes  for  ever  :  As 
also  two  acres  more  Lying  in  y*^  same  feild  Ad  joyning  to 
y*  Land  of  Abiell  Tittus  for  a  consideration  in  hand  payed 
to  have  and  to  hold  for  ever  unto  Jonathen  Rogers  and  his 
assignes  for  ever  as  witnesse  my  hand  this  16"'  of  febuary 
1671  : 

Richard  Williams 

Joseph  Bayly  Re'^ 

This  is  a  tru  coppy  taken  out  of  y''  old  Book  per  mee 
John  Corey  Clerk  Aprill  27.  1683 
{Deeds  Voll,p.U7.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1671,  April  12.] 

April  12.  1 67 1. 
At  a  town   meeting   it  was   agreed   the   same   day  that 


178  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

James  Naibour  shall  have  what  land  as  shall  be  thought 
fit  by  those  appointed  to  lay  out  land  for  to  make  a  home 
lot,  not  prejudicing  any  highway  or  watering  (place)  for 
cattle,  provided  it  be  cleared  within  some  convenient  time; 
this  lot  to  be  on  the  south  side  of  Sam'  Woods  last  lot 
taken  up. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873,  from  the  origi- 
nal in  No.  2,  p.  19.] 

(Totv) I  Meetings,  Vol  1,^/.  37.     Court  Eecords,  xj.lSd.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     FOREIGNERS  PROHIBITED 

FROM  KILLING  WHALES  OR  OTHER  "  SMALL 

FISHES."] 

[167 1,  April  12.] 

April  12.  1 67 1. 

Chosen  for  the  year  above-said 
^  Content  Titus,  Constable  ; 

^  Isaac  Piatt,  and 

Thomas  Powell,  Overseers. 

It  was  voted  and  agreed  the  same  day  by  and  with  the 
consent  of  the  whole  town  that  an}-  man  or  every  man 
that  have  meadow  upon  any  neck  at  the  south  side  of  the 
island  may  have  liberty  to  purchase  what  upland  they  can 
of  the  Indians  according  to  their  proportion  of  meadow 
provided  it  be  on  the  neck  of  that  their  meadow  lieth  on.* 

Joseph  Bayly,  Re^ 

[*This  was  soon  followed  by  purchases  from  the  Indians  of 
lands  adjoining  and  north  of  the  south  necks  of  meadow  here- 
tofore purc'iased.  Under  Gov.  Nicholl's  patent  such  extin- 
guishment of  the  Indian  title  vested  the  title  to  such  lands  in  the 
town. — C.  R.  S.l 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  179 

It  was  ordered  and  agreed  the  same  day  by  and  with 
the  consent  of  the  whole  town  that  no  foreigner  or  any 
person  or  persons  of  any  other  town  upon  this  Island  shall 
have  any  liberty  to  kill  whales  or  any  other  small  fish 
within  the  limits  of  our  bounds  at  the  south  side  of  the 
Island  neither  shall  any  inhabitant  give  leave  directly  or 
indirectly  unto  any  such  foreigner  or  other  town's  inhabi- 
tants whereby  the  companies  of  whalemen  or  fishermen 
may  be  damnified  except  any  such  foreigner  or  (other 
town's  inhabitant)  comes  into  the  said  compafiy  or  any  of 
them  as  a  half-share  man.f 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  from  the  origi- 
nal in  No.  2,  p.  16.] 

{Tow7i  Meetings  VoL  1,  p.  S5.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     THE   SMITHTOWN 
BOUNDARY  QUESTION.] 

[1671,  July  3.] 

July  3.  1671. 
It  was  voted  and  agreed  the  same  day  that  whether  the 
town  would  send  two  men  to  Governor  concerning  the 
difference  between  Smith  and  the  town  ;  the  generality  of 
the  town  voated  not  to  send  men  but  to  write  to  the  Gov- 
ernor. 

Joseph  Bayly  Rr'. 

[fThis  is  probably  the  first  order  or  law  made  by  the  town 
concerning  the  fisheries.  It  indicates  that  the  people  at  that 
early  day  understood  their  rights  over  the  waters  as  well  as  the 
lands,  under  the  colonial  grant.  At  this  period  the  government 
claimed  and  received  one  fifteenth  of  the  oil  out  of  whales 
cast  up  on  the  shore,  and  "  the  right  of  drift  whales"  was  a 
privilege  bought  and  sold. — C.  R.  S.] 


l8o  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

It  was  voted  and  agreed  the  same  day  by  and  with  the 
consent  of  the  town  that  the  Constable  and  Towns  [men] 
shall  send  in  writing  to  the  Governor  the  minds  of  the 
town  touching  the  Governor's  letter  to  the  town  touching 
Rich*^  Smith  and  the  town. 

Joseph  Bayly  Re^ 

It  was  ordered  and  agreed  the  same  day  that  Thomas 
Brush  shall  take  up  six  or  eight  acres  of  land  upon  the  hill 
at  the  rear  of  Sam'  Titus  lot  or  neare  thereabout  provided 
the  layers  out  see  it  convenient. 

Joseph  Bayly  Re^ 
[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  from  the  original 
in  Old  Book  2  back  p.  30  or  42.] 
{Town  Meetings  Vol.1,  p.  39. j 


[DEED.     THOMAS  SKIDMORE  TO  EPENETUS 

PLATT.] 

[1672,  Jan.  22.] 

Bee  it  known  unto  all  men  by  these  p''sents  y*  I  Thomas 
Skidmore  of  Huntington  y®  east  Riding  of  yorke  share 
Blacksmith  have  bargoned  &  sold  alinated  &  made  over 
unto  Epenetus  Piatt  of  Huntington  one  Long  Hand  in  the 
east  Riding  of  yorke  share  husbandman  I  say  I  have  sold 
from  mee  &  mine  my  heires,  executors  adminst"  &assighc:. 
unto  y*^  afore  sd.  Epenetus  Piatt  to  him  &  his  heires  execu- 
tor^ administ"  &  assignes  I  say  I  have  sold  all  my  Right 
and  intrust,  y*  I  have  to  houseing  land  &  all  othere  my 
accomodations  in  huntington  y*  is  to  say  my  house  and 
shop  my  home  lott  Consisting  of  six  accors  bee  it  more  or 
lees  seittuate  in  huntington  bounded  on  the  south  by  the 
street  one  the  west  by  the  home  lott  of  Epenetus  Piatt  one 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  l8l 

the  north  by  old  mile  Pond  one  the  east  by  J  no.  wickes  his 
swamp  as  allsoe  all  fruite  trees  &  fences  as  they  now  are 
together  with  8  accars  of  meadow  bee  it  more  or  less  lie- 
ing  and  beenig  one  a  neck  Comonly  called  and  known  by 
y*  name  of  Santepaug  bounded  one  y^  south  by  y*'  Sound 
one  y*"  east  by  y"  lott  of  Thomas  wickes  &  one  west  by  y" 
lott  of  Jn"  ffinch  one  the  north  by  wood  land  alsoe,  all 
othere  lands  that  doe  or  at  any  may  here  after  appertaine 
or  any  way  belong  to  a  two  hundred  pound  allottmcnt,  as 
alsoe  all  and  every  percell  or  p'ticuler  peece  or  peeccs  of 
land  y*  have  been  att  any  time-  given  to  mee  by  the  towne 
of  huntington  as  disstinte  from  my  p'ticular  Right  by 
allottment  with  all  and  singuelar  appertunancesprevilidges 
Rights  and  Emunities  that  either  hath  or  at  p'"sent  doe  or 
hereafter  shall  belong  thereto  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him 
the  said  Epenetus  Piatt  and  to  his  for  ever,  always  except- 
ing and  reserveing  to  my  selfe  and  to  my  owne  p'per  use 
and  behoufe  my  Right  of  my  farme  with  all  the  previlidge 
there  unto  belonging  as  at  large  is  exprest  in  the  generall 
covenant  and  agreement  made  by  the  Inhabitants  of  Hun- 
tington the  said  farme  lieng  and  being  in  that  land  east 
from  Cow  harbour  alsoe  it  is  to  be  understood  that  3  accars 
of  land  in  y''  east  feild  which  I  formerly  sold  and  y°  two 
accars  of  meadow  lieing  att  the  harbour  sold  by  mee  to 
Tho:  scudder  is  not  in  this  saile  intended  alsoe  I  doe  by 
these  p'ents  Covenant  p-mise  and  engage  to  deliver  unto 
Epenetus  Piatt  or  his  assignes  free,  quiett  and  peaceable 
possission  free  from  all  Clames  or  disturbance  by  any  per. 
son  or  persons  whomsoe  ever  the  first  day  of  may  next 
ensueing  the  datt  hereof  onely  reserving  the  use  of  the 
shop  to  my  selfe  till  the  first  of  octo''''  next  ensueing  the 
date  hereof  and  alsoe  the  fruite  of  one  apple  tree  this  next 
ensueing  yeare  and  noe  longer,  and  I  doe  here  by  promise 
and  engage  my  selfe  to  discharge  all  Ratts  y^  are  or  will 
bee  due  eithere  to  y*"  towne  or  County  att  the  foremen- 
tioned  time  y*^  I  doe  engage  to  deliver  possission  unto  the 


1 82  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

trueth  of  w*  is  here  inscribed  I  doe  sett  to  my  hand  &  scale 
this  22"'  day  of  Jan  :  &  in  y''  yeare  of  our  lord  1672 

scaled  signed  &  Thomas  Skidmore 

delivered  in  p'sents  of 
Jonas  wood,  Jno"" 
Thomas  Lawrance 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  the  origenall  extracted  by  mee. 

Thomas  Powell.  Re*^ 
(Court  Bee, p.  ^OS.) 


[DEED  OF  THE  OLD  MILL  FROM  MARK  MEGGS 
TO  THE  TOWN.] 

[1672,  Jan.  23.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  that  I  Marke  Megs  of 
huntington  upon  Long  Island  in  yorkshire,  miller,  have 
Bargancd  sould  and  made  over  unto  the  Constable  and 
townsmen  of  the  towne  of  huntington  all  my  Rite,  title  and 
intrest  in  and  to  my  mill,  mil  hous,  mil  pond,  mildam,  and 
all  and  singular  the  sd.  nesscsaryes  that  properly  Belongs 
to  the  mill,  lying  and  Being  in  huntington,  aforesaid  for- 
merly in  the  tonor  &  occupation  of  Willam  Leverich, 
Clerk,  thene  alinated  unto  wille  Ludlam,  thene  to  Mark 
Meggs  with  milpecks  crow  or  crows  of  Iron,  or  any  other 
nesessary,  what  soever  Belonging  thereunto  as  alsoe  a  high 
waye  of  too  Rood  wide  from  the  gate  that  is  att  the  north 
west  end  of  the  hom  Lott  of  Marke  Meggs,  unto  the  brinke 
of  the  water  in  the  mill  pond,  unto  A  Crooked  white  oake, 
thence  to  the  mill  Dam,  with  the  same  Alowance.  Derecktly 
provided  they  stur  not  an  apple  tree  *  *  *  *  *  *  * 
said  marke  Megs  have  excepted  who  shall      **■»** 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  183 

and  Remaine  in  its  place  as  it  gnjws,  although  *  *  *  * 
*  *  the  fence  Runeth  Crooked,  and  alsoe  a  foote  vvaye 
to  com  from  the  waye  of  henry  sopcrs  hous  unto  the  mil- 
dam  that  now  is,  Reserv^eing  the  swampe  Below  the  mildam, 
the  hassekei  meadow,  and  my  proporcon  in  the  mil  pon, 
according  to  my  alottment,  unto  my  proper  use  and  Behofe, 
w'^''  swamp  and  hassehei  meddow  was  given  mee  by  the 
towne  of  huntington,  these  and  alsoe  my  house,  Barne, 
home  Lot,  Land  in  Comonadge,  Meddow  at  the  south,  and 
all  and  singular  the  Appurtinances  thereto  belonging,  I 
Reserve  unto  the  desposing  of  my  selfe,  my  heires  and 
assigns  for  ever,  But  the  mil  with  the  Dam  and  pond  with 
other  usfull  nessesarieyes,  I  have  sould  and  made  over  unto 
the  Constable  and  townsmen,  as  aforesaid,  for  the  vallue 
of  five  pounds  yearly  for  eleven  years,  to  bee  paid  in  man- 
ner and  formie  following,  that  is  to  say  :  20  Bushels  of 
Indian  Corrne,  fower  bushells  of  wheate,  the  Remainder  in 
pease,  Dureing  yearely  the  said  tearme  as  aforesaid,  y' 
Mark  Megs  and  Avis,  his  wife,  chance  soe  Long  to  live,  v'^ 
Booth  of  them  chance  to  Dye  within  the  said  terme  of 
yeares  then  what  is  unpaid  to  Remaine  to  the  use  of  the 
towne  of  huntington  forever,  and  further  I  Doe  ingadge 
my  selfe  and  my  assignes  to  save  the  Constable  and  over 
sears  of  the  towne  of  huntington  ;  free  from  the  Claime  of 
Any  person  or  persons  what  soever  ;  as  witnes  my  hand 
this  23"'  of  January  in  the  23  year  of  his  magis^''  Raine  and 
in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1672. 


Memorandd""  the  yearely  payment  of  five  pounds  by  the 
yeare,  as  is  within  specified,  to  Begin  at  or  Before  the  20^'' 
of  february  next  ensuing,  at  which  tender  of  payment  in 
Come  as  is  within  specified,  I  promis  and  Ingadge  to  sur- 
render and  Deliver  up  unto  the  Constable  and  overseers, 
the  mil,  mildam,  with  the  nessaryes  as  within  specified,  as 


1 84  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

we  the  p. ties  within  named  have    interchaingably    set   our 

hands  the  Day  and  yeare  within  spesified. 

signed  sealed  and  ""^  '""''  "' 

DeUvered  in  the  p'\  Mark  X  Megs  [Seal] 

Jacob  Walker  '^^  """^  °^ 

Jonathan  Smyth  Avis  x  Megs  [Seal.J 

Tho:  Fleet 
Jonas  Wood 
Thomas  Powell  [Seal.] 
Isaac  Platt 
Jonathan  Rogers. 

(Hie  No.  48.; 


[MARK  MEGGSS  TAXES.] 

[1672,  Jan.  25.] 

January  y®  25"'  167^ 
it  is  Agreed  by  the  townesmen  of  huntington  that  Marke 
Megses  yearely  paie  shall  bee  Rated  for  this  yeere  1671  by 
the  hundred  that  is  to  saye  thirteene  pence  halfe  peny  the 
hundred  9c  hundreds  and  it  is  to  bee  paide  in  to  Jonathan 
Rogers  and  hee  to  paie  it  into  Marke  Megs  and  to  take  an 
Aquitance  of  Mark  Megs  and  if  any  over  plush  of  paye 
Remaine  Jonathan  Rogers  to  bee  Responsable  unto  the 
townesmen  this  paie  to  bee  made  forth  with  and  not  to 
Remaine  but  this  yeare  to  paie  by  the  hundred  except  the 
towne  in  Jenerall  see  cause  and  consent  thereunto  and  if 
Anv  persor  or  persons  Refuse  to  paie  thaye  Loose  thaire 
intrest  of  Land  in  the  milpon  furthermore  it  is  Agreed  that 
noe  person  or  persons  shall  Claime  Any  Intrest  in  the  pond 
Land  by  the  payment  of  this  Rate  this  p'sent  yeare  1674^ 

Joseph  Baylv  Rec"" 
[Conrt  Rec.  p.  182.) 


HUNTINGTOx\   TOWN   RECORDS.  185 

[COURT  RECORDS.     MARK  MEGGS  vs.  SARAH 

SOPER— FIFTEEN  STRIPES  TO  BE 

INFLICTED.] 

[1672,  March  13.] 

At  a  Court  held  in  huntington  on  the  13"'  Dale  off  march 
in  the  twentie  fowerth  of  the  Raine  ot  our  souvr.  Lord 
Charls  the  second  King  of  great  Briton  france,  and  Ireland 
etc.  Anno:  Dom.  167!^.  By  Capt"  John  Maning  Justice  of 
the  pease  and  high  Sheirfe  off  York  sheare  and  Mr.  Jonas 
wood  Justice  of  the  peace  and  the  oversears  of  the  sd. 
towne  Whereas  Marke  Megs  and  Avis  his  wife  p'"sented  A 
Complaint  against  Sarah  sooper  wife  off  henry  sooper  for 
her  veyarious  carradgcs  towards  the  com  plainants  and  for 
formor  miscarradges  and  abuse  of  Aughthoritie  whereby 
the  said  Sarah  sooper  Laye  under  the  sentance  off  a  towne 
Coort  for  Corparall  punishment  and  it  was  not  inflicted. 
This  Coort  have  therefore  ordered  that  is  the  sd.  sarah 
sooper  wife  of  henry  sooper  parsist  in  turbelence  of  sperit 
without  Reformacon  that  for  the  first  offence  whether  con- 
tempt of  Aughthoritie  or  abuse  of  her  Naighbours  for  the 
first  offence  committed  by  her  the  sd.  Sarah  to  Receve 
fifteene  strips  forthwith  after  Complaint  Bee  made  to 
Aughthoritie  at  the  Most  public  place  in  the  towne. 

Alsoe  Whereas  henry  sooper  Complained  Against  Marke 
Meges  for  provokeing  him  the  Coort  see  cause  to  Lay  a 
fine  of  six  shillings  and  eaight  pence  uppon  him  the  sd. 
megs  for  his  Breach  of  the  peace. 

Alsoe  that  henry  sooper  for  his  abuesfuU  carradge  and 
provocacons  against  Mark  megs  in  his  hous  and  against  the 
said  megs  this  Court  hath  ordred  that  him  the  sooper  shall 


l86  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

paye  all  Charges  herein  that  it  may  for  the  future  time  take 
warning  that  hee  Commit  noe  more  such  ffoUy. 
(Court  Beep.  329.) 


[THE  OLD  TOWN  PARSONAGE.] 

[1672,  April  15.] 

Aprill  the  15,  1672 
The  day  and  yeare  abovesaid  the  Constable  and  towns- 
men meeting  at  Mr  Woods  sent  for  Martha  nabor,  Dahter 
and  executrix  to  James  nabor  Deceased  to  know  whatshee 
would  allow  unto  the  reparatcion  off  the  ruings  of  the 
towne  hous  or  parsonadge  hous  and  land  and  fence  the 
townsmen  asked  ;^50  and  som  labour  that  was  Bestowed 
by  the  sd.  James  nabor  on  a  hous  lot  that  the  towne  gave 
the  sd.  nabor  towards  his  Incouridgment  to  supply  the 
towne  nessessittie  hee  being  a  Cooper  the  sd.  Martha  nabor 
being  silent  touching  the  townsmen  demands  then  the  over- 
seers spake  to  Thomas  Scudder  and  too  Joseph  Bayly  to 
walk  forth  with  Martha  nabor  and  considder  together 
what  damage  was  don  to  sd.  hous  land  fence  and  whatshee 
would  willingly  give  thomas  sender  Joseph  Bayly  and 
Martha  naibor  came  in  to  Mr  woods  hous  with  our  consent 
and  freely  offered  40**  and  the  labor  that  was  bestowed  on 
the  aforesaid  lott  the  Constable  and  overseers  excepted  their 
offer  and  demand  was  mad  what  the  40^  should  bee  paid  in 
Martha  nabor  Replied  shee  would  paid  it  in  salt  which 
was  excepted  with  a  full  Resignation  of  labour  land  and  all 
priviledges  that  did  or  might  belong  thereunto  Consider- 
ing the  towne  and  could  not  bee  answered  by  Reason  the 
aforesaid  nabor  did  ingadg  to  keep  an  ordinary. 

Joseph  Bay  ley  Re'' 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  41.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  18/ 

[THE  TEN  FARMS.] 

[1672,  April  16-17.] 

The  Account  off  what  was  Doun  by  James  Chi- 
chester, Samuell  Tytus  Jonathan  Rogers  and  Joseph 
Bayly,  Conscerneing  Laying  out  those  ten  farmes 
from  the  head  of  nesaquage  River  unto  Crab  med- 
ow  Littcll  nccke.  By  fhe  appoyntment  off  the 
townc  and  was  Don  and  parformed  by  us  aforesaid 
the  16"'  and  17"'  Dayes  of  Aprell  1672  p'"sented  unto 
the  towne  in  Jennorall  and  exsepted  and  the  farmes 
Devided  by  Lot  with  a  joynt  consent  and  therefore 
Recorded  by  mee. 

Joseph  Bayly  Re"" 

Imp'  the  River  head  farme  from  the  Littell  Run  of  water 
on  the  left  hand  of  the  parth  56  Rood  by  the  side  of 
the  River  the  north  side  60  Rod  the  west  56  the 
south  side  60  :  that  parporcon  40  acars  the  owners 
Joseph  whitman  John  Samwayes,  Samuell  Ketcham, 
Richard  Williams  and  Timothy  Conkloyne. 

H  2  farme  on  the  east  sid  of  the  littell  necke  against  Mr 
Smiths  60  Rod  in  Length  and  56  Rod  in  breadth, 
the  owners  thereof  by  lot  is  Thomas  Scudder  John 
Budd,  Stephen  Jarvis,  Robart  Crandfeild. 

H  3  farme  by  the  side  of  the  soompe  on  the  s''  littell 
necke  in  Length  60  Rod  and  breadth  56  the  owners 
Jonathan  Rogers  and  Samuell  titus. 

H  4  farme  bv  the  side  of  a  Run  of  watter  on  the  west 
side  off  sunken  Meddow  60  Rod  in  length  and  52  in 
breadth  the  owners  epenetus  platt  Jonas  wood  John 
weekes  thomas  whitson  : 

H  the  5  farme  on  the  west  sid  of  the  fresh  pond  the 
Length  bv  the  sound  52  Rod  the  bredth  24  Rod  the 
owners  thomas  skidmore  Mr  wood  James  Chiches- 


1 88  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

ter  and  thomas  powell  whoe  have  given  thaire  Rite 
and  intrest  unto  thomas  skidmore. 

H  the  6  Lot  of  the  same  Length  and  breadth  adjoyne- 

ing  to  that  the  Remainding  part  of  those  farmes  of 
the  fresh  pon  Lyeth  south  and  west  of  the  hous  Lots 
the  onnor  of  this  farme  Samuell  wood  Joseph  bayly 
nathaniell  fostar,  John  Ted,  Jonathon  harnett  : 

H  the  7.  farme  on  Crabmedoe  httell  necke  which  is 
cald  the  first  on  that  neck  which  is  next  to  the  gut 
the  Length  80  Rod  the  bred  24  Rod  the  oners  there- 
of J.  green  and  Is.  plat,  Mr  bryan,  tho :  weeks  Rich, 
brush. 

H  the  8  farme  adjoyneing  to  that  of  the  same  breadth 
oners  Captn  fieet  John  finch  Mark  Megs. 

H  the  9  farme  of  the  same  breadth  adjoyneing  to  that, 
the  owners  Abiall  titus  Content  titus  John  Cory 
John  mathews 

H  the  10  farme  of  the  same  breadth  bounded  with  the 
other  on  on  sid  and  the  Round  swampe  on  the  other 
the  oners,  widoe  Jones  thomas  Brush  John  Jones, 
every  of  the  sd.  farmes  to  have  40  acars  of  upland 
and  the  benifitt  of  what  medow  there  was  neareast 
to  them. 
{Court  Records, p.  305.) 


[CONTENT  TITUS'S  LANDS.] 

[1672.] 

The  Records  of  the  Lands  and  Medow  of  Content  Titus, 
Rec*"  in  1672. 

Imp'',  hous  orchard  gardens  sittuate  Lying  and  Beeing  in 
Huntington  aforesaid  Bounded  as  Discribed  the  frunt  to 
the  streate  faceing  Richard  Williams  the  east  side  with  the 
Lot  that  was  formerly  in  the  tenner  occupacon  of   Cap*"^ 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  1 89 

seely  the  Rearc  with  the  Lot  of  John  Teed  the  west  side 
with  the  streete  or  high  w^aye  alsoe  six  acars  of  Land  in 
the  west  feild  Lying  in  too  severall  phices  3  acars  Bound- 
ed with  the  Land  of  samuell  Titus  on  the  east  side  and  the 
Land  of  thonias  Brush  on  the  west  the  other  3  acars 
Bounded  with  the  Land  of  Richard  wiUiams  on  the  east 
side  and  the  Land  of  Jonathan  Scudder  on  the  west  as  alsoe 
a  certaine  parcell  of  Meddow  Lying  and  being  on  the  south 
side  of  the  eiland  on  too  severall  necks  that  is  to  say  fower 
acars  Bee  it  more  or  les  Lying  and  being  on  a  necke  called 
by  the  name  of  the  great  neck  in  the  severall  parsels  on  p*^ 
which  was  called  the  Comon  meddow  bovmd  with  samuell 
Ketchams  on  the  east  sid  and  Richard  Williams  on  the 
west  the  other  parsell  Bounded  as  aforesaid  the  other  p,cell 
Lying  on  A  neck  called  by  the  name  of  the  Littell  necke 
Bounded  with  the  Medow  of  those  as  aforesaid. 

p.  mee  Joseph  Baylye, 
{Deeds  Vol.  1,  p.  25.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  RICHBELL  TO  NICHOLAS  AND 
JOHN  FINCH.] 

[1672,  April  28.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p''sents  y*  I  John  Richball  for- 
merly liveing  in  Oyster  Bay  and  now  at  momerinock  have 
formerly  made  over  unto  sd.  Nickolls  and  John  finch  of 
huntington  A.  certain  parcell  of  beach  which  formerly  I 
did  purchase  and  had  possession  from  Tackapousha  sa- 
chem and  y"  Rest  of  ^-our  Indians  of  masepege  the  beach 
lying  betw^een  huntington  gutt  eastwards  :  And  masepague 
gut  westw'ards  :  I  doe  confirme  and  grant  y'^  afore  sd. 
premises  unto  y'"  afore  sd.  Isack  Nickolls  And  ]o\\n  finch 
as  witnesse  hand  this  28  of  Aprill  1672. 

John  Ruiibell. 


1^0  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

witnes.  ROBART  Cutt 

X  WALTER  NOCKES 

The  above  sd.  are  true  copies  of  y''  originall  by  me  John 
Corey  Rec' 

Agoust  y*"  first  1682. 
(Court  Eecordp.  395.) 


[DEED.     SAMUEL  MESSENGER  TO  JOHN 
GREEN.] 

[1672,  May  18.] 

Bargoned,  sould  and  Made  over  ffrom  mee  my  heires  and 
assignes  unto  John  greene  of  huntington  uppon  Long 
Eiland,  husbandman  his  heires  and  assignes  all  my  Rite 
title  and  intrest  in  my  Accomindacon  sittuate  and  Lying 
in  huntington  afore  said  both  housing  barne  orchard 
medow  and  upland  that  doth  or  ever  heare  after  shall  be- 
long there  unto  which  was  halfe  medow  and  upland  and 
halfe  the  Comonadge  formerly  in  the  tener  of  An  Rogers 
widoe  for  the  some  of  twentie  pounds  to  bee  paid  by  Mr 
Richard  Bryan  of  milford  as  is  more  at  large  exprest  in  a 
bill  of  Debt  bareing  date  with  thes  presents  I  saye  all  my 
Rite  title  and  intrest  in  and  to  the  same  I  havo  estranged 
from  mee  my  heires  and  assignes  unto  John  greene  his 
heires  and  assignes  To  have  and  to  hould  for  ever  in  wit- 
nes whereof  I  haye  heare  unto  set  my  hand  this  18th  Daye 
of  maye  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  1672. 
signed  and  Deld.  Samuell  Messenger 

in  the  presents  off 
John  ffinch 

Joseph  Bayly  Rec' 
(Court  Eecordp.  309.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  I9I 

[ABIAL  TITUS  TO  BEAT  THE  DRUM  SABBATH 

DAYS.] 

[1672,  June  3.] 

Monday,  June  3rd,  1672. 
Being  a  training  day  it  was  then  agreed  by  the  consent 
of  the  whole  compan}-  that  Abiell  Titus  should  beat  the 
drum  Sabbath  days  in  the  fore  and  afternoon  ;  and  for  his 
pains  therein  the  company  consented  to  buy  a  new  drum 
which  drum  the  said  Abiall  is  to  keep  in  repair  and  beat 
at  all  needful  times,  as  training  days  and  times  aforesaid, 
for  which  the  said  Abiall  is  to  remain  rate-free  as  long  as 
the  town  see  cause.* 

Joseph  Bayly,  Re"^ 
[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  3'ear  1873,  from  the  orig- 
inal in  No.  2,  p.  5.] 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  43  and  Court  Bee.  2>-  179.) 


[DEED,     EDWARD  BUNCE  TO  CONTENT  TITUS.] 

[1672,  Sept.  2.] 

Know  all  whome  it  may  conserne  y'  I  Edward  bunce  of 
eatons  neck  one  Long  Island  doe  by  these  presents  Ingage 
to  deliver  to  content  tittus  of  Huntington  a  cow  fowr 
yeers  old  past,  y''  cow  being  now  in  y*^  custitie  of  Edward 
bunce  called  &  known  by  y^  name  of  Cherey  this  fowr  sd. 
cow  to  bee  delivered  to  content  titus  or  his  assigencs  at  or 
before  y"  last  of  octobar  and  for  and  in  consideration 
of  y*"  afore  sd.  cow  the  fore  sd.  content  tittus  doth  Resigne 
all  his  Right  in  that  farme  hee    belonged  to  in  crabmedow 

[*This  practice  of  calling  the  people  together  for  public 
worship  was  common  to  the  period.  I  incline  to  the  opinion 
that  there  was  no  church  bell  in  Huntington  until  the  erection 
of  the  church  on  the  site  of  the  present  First  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Huntington  village,  about  the  year  1711,  perhaps 
later.— C.  R.  S.] 


192  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

neck  soe  far  as  belongeth  to  a  five  hundred  pound  alott- 
ment  as  it  is  agreed  one  by  y**  town  I  say  I  doe  fully  make 
over  from  mee  my  heairs  to  y*^  sd-  Edward  bunce  his 
heairs  with  out  any  nolestation  for  ever :  the  sd.  Edward 
bunce  cleering  all  charge  as  hath  been  exspended  as  witt- 
nes  our  hands  this  second  of  September  1672. 

The  Mark  of  Edward  X  Bunce 

Witnes  CONTENT  TiTTUS 

Thomas  Scidmore 

The  mark  of  mark  X  MEGS 

A  true  Coppy  by  mee 

John  core  Clerk, 
may  y®  27'''  1684. 
Taken  out  of  an  old   booke  by  order  from  Edward  bunce 
ye  25th  Qf  octob''  1686.  p  mee  Isaac  Piatt.  Rec' 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  205,  and  Court  Bee,  p.  266.) 


[DEED.       HENRY    SOPER    TO    JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1672,  Sept.  17.] 

this  writing  testifieth  that  I  henry  sooper  of  huntington 
uppon  Long  Eiland  have  Bargoned  and  sould  from  me  my 
heirs  and  assignes  unto  Jonathan  Rogers  of  huntington 
*  *  ■"  and  his  heires  and  assignes  all  my  Right  title  and 
intrest  that  I  have  in  that  farme  and  between 

Cowharbor  and  nisaquage  River  that  I  had  of 

my  mother  in  law  the  widdoe  wattles  to  have  and  too  hould 
for  ever  as  witnes  my  hand  this  17"'  of  September  1672 

the  niarke  of 

Henry  xSooPER 
Joseph  Bayly.  Re 

These  Two  above  Entered  Book  A  71. 
{File,  No.  69.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  I93 

[LAYING  OUT  A  HIGHWAY.] 

[1671,  Sept.  18.] 

Septembr  y*"  18"'  1671. 

it  is  agreed  by  marke  meggs  &   y"    towne    of    Huntington 
that  y*"  towne  should  have  their  first  high  way  bettween 
the  pond  &  his  lott  c^  soo  through  over  the  Dam  the  towne 
taking  y'^  dam  for  their  owne. 
[Court  Beep.  187.) 


[THE  SETTLEMENT  OF  THE  TEN  FARMS,  WITH- 
IN THE  DISPUTED  TERRITORY.] 

[1672,  Sept.  23.] 

This  Writing  Witnesseth  to  every  on  Before  whome 
these  Presents  may  at  any  time  come  that  whereas  the 
town  of  huntington  have  Bine  by  Richard  Smith,  of  Nese- 
puage  Molested  in  their  Right  of  Land  Betwixt  Cow- 
harbour  &  Nesaquage  river  &  have  bine  by  him  the  sd  : 
Smith  forced  to  Defend  our  rights  from  court  to  Court, 
both  at  Southampton  and  also  at  high  Court  of  assises,  & 
at  Both  the  said  Courts  we  have  Reseaved  Both  verditt  & 
Judgment  for  us,  and  Being  by  the  high  Court  of  assisses 
&  their  Judgment  there  Injoyned  to  settle  Families  one  y* 
Land  in  the  space  of  three  years  after  that  Judgment  or 
else  to  have  no  Benefit  by  that  verdit,  &  in  order  to  the 
fuUfiUing  of  that  Decree,  we  the  Inhabitants  of  huntington 
have  thus  far  Proceeded,  first  we  have  Laid  out  tenn  farms, 
consisting  of  forty  acres  of  upland  to  each  farm,  together 
with  meadow  &  commonage  for  Cattle  :  we  have  Divided 
the  town  into  ten  parts  as  they  consist  of  hundreds,  accor- 
ding to  our  manner  of  Division  of  Lands  &  a  ptucular  men 


194  HUXTIXGTOX   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  each  Company  of  hundreds  to  Drawe  Lotts  for  which 
farm  each  Company  should  haye,  Begining  \yith  the  first 
at  the  head  of  Nesequage  Riyer  and  so  going  north  to 
the  mouth  of  the  riyer,  from  thence  westward  by  the 
sound  to  Crabmeadow  Neck,  the  particular  men  to  whome 
these  Particular  farms  are  by  Lott  fallen  to  are  as  foUow- 
eth  the  first  farme  next  the  riyer  head  Belongeth  to  Joseph 
Whitmen,  John  Sammis  Sam.  Ketcham,  Richard  williams, 
Timothy  Conklin  ;  the  second  farme,  by  the  riyer  side,  Be- 
longeth by  Lott  to  Stephen  Jaryis,  Tho  :  Scudder,  Robert 
Cranfield,  John  Budd  henr)'  soper :  The  third  farme  Lying 
on  the  west  side  of  the  little  Neck,  Belongeth  by  Lott  to 
Samuel  Titus,  Jonathan  Rogers  ;  the  fourth  farm  Lying  at 
the  sunken  meadow  Belongeth  by  Lott  to  John  wickes, 
Epenetus  Piatt,- Jonas  wood  Juner,  Tho  :  Whitson  ;  the  fift 
farm  Lying  on  the  fresh  pond  Neck  Belongs  by  Lott  to 
Tho.  Skidmore,  Jonas  wood  sen''  James  Chichester,  Thom- 
as powell ;  sixt  farm  Lying  on  the  fresh  pond  Neck  Be- 
longeth by  Lott  to  Sam  wood  Nath.  foster,  Joseph  Baylee,, 
Ben  Jones,  John  teed  ;  y''  7^^'  farme  one  Crab  Neck  Belong- 
eth By  Lott  to  widdow  Matthes,  Jacob  Piatt;  Tho  :  wickes 
John  green,  ]NP  Briant,  Richard  Brush ;  y'"  8"*  on  Crab 
Neck  Belongeth  to  widow  Jones,  Tho:  Brush,  John  Jones; 
yo  Qth  Lyeth  on  Crab  Neck,  Belongeth  to  Capt.  fieet,  Mark 
Megges,  John  ffinch  ;  y*^  tenthfarm  Lyeth  on  Crab  Neck 
Belongeth  by  Lott  to  Abiel  Titus,  Content  Titus,  John 
Cory,  John  Matthias  ;  now  to  the  end  we  may  fully  &  ab- 
solutly  Performe  all  that  Judgment  of  the  high  Court 
haye  injoyned,  according  to  the  true  intent  &  meaning 
thereof  we  the  inhabitants  of  Huntington  and  eyery  one  of 
the  fore  mentioned  Compeny  es  Partaining  to  eyery  par- 
ticular do  joyntly  and  seyerally  By  these  Prsents  Bind  our 
selves  each  to  other  our  heires,  executors  and  assigns,  in 
the  sum  of  fiye  hundred  pounds  in  currant  Pay  that  we  will, 
our  selyes,  or  by  some  other  by  &  from  us,  settle  eyery 
one  of  the  afore  said  farmes  By  Building  fencing  &  plant- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


195 


ing  soo  many  Portons  in  each  farm  as  may  Propperly  be  a 
family  according  to  the  Courts  Judgment,  Betwixt  this  & 
the  is'*"  of  September  1673:  and  if  any  of  the  afore  men- 
tioned companyes  fail  of  the  true  Performance  of  what  is 
aforementioned  so  that  we  come  to  losse  the  Benefit  of  the 
Courts  verditt,  they  shall  pay  or  cause  to  be  paid  to  the 
rest  of  the  Companyes  afore  mentioned  y®  full  sum  above, 
request  upon  demand  :  and  to  the  full  &  true  performance 
hereof  we  jointly  and  severally  subscribe  our  hands. 

Jonathan  Rogers  John  ffinch 


John  teed 
John  Matthews 
Henry  Sooper 
Abiel  Titus 


Content  Titus 
Sam.  wood 
RicH"^  Brush 
Thomas  Brush 
John  Green 

ThO  :  WICKES 

John  Jones 

Tho  :  Skidmore 
James  Chichester 
Sam.  Titus 
Jonas  wood 

Tho  :  WHITSON 


Robert  Cranfield 
Nathaniel  Foster 
Epenetus  Platt 
Stephen  Jarvis 
Tho  :  POWELL 
John  Scudder 

Jonas  wood 

Joseph  Baily 

Isaac  Platt 

Tho  :  Whitson 

MarkxMeggs 

Tho.  Scudder. 


These  also  further  Witnesseth  y*  we  y*  Inhabitance  of  hun- 
tington  have  given  and  granted  to  any  Person  of  our  town 
not  Been  atteched  nor  suspected  upon  fellonious  accounts, 
to  go  &  settle  all  or  any  of  these  farms,  they  paying  to  the 
rest  of  the  Proprietors  Intrusted  in  such  farms,  all  such 
charges  as  have  Been  expended  in  or  about  our  Defending 
of  our  right  to  that  Land  viz  Betwixt  Cowharbor  and 
Nesequage  river,  and  so  Doing,  every  such  Person  shall  be 
the  true  Propriator  of  such  farms  to  have  and  to  hold  to 
them  their  heirs  and  successors  forever,  they  paying  all 
rates  and  Dutys  as  men  in  the  town  that  is  or  shall  be  By 
Law  required,  and  all  such  Propriators  or  owners  of  all 
and  every'such  farms  do  hereby  engage  them  selves  their 


196  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

heirs  &  successors  to  the  town  of  Huntington,  first :  that 
they  &  every  one  of  them  shall  make  and  maintain  suffi- 
cient fences  about  all  such  grounds  as  any  of  them  shall 
take  in  from  the  Commons,  to  mannure  that  so  their  fruits 
may  be  Preserved  :  2'^'  that  none  of  those  farmers  shall  at 
any  time  Directly  or  indirectly,  by  themselves  children, 
servants  or  Dogs  hurt  or  chase  or  Disturb  any  Beast,  either 
cattle,  horses  or  hoggs,  Belonging  to  any  men  of  the  town 
of  huntington,  from  any  place  where  it  may  be  for  the 
Catties  safty  or  the  owners  Profit :  3'^'  that  all  such  own- 
ers shall  for  all  such  Land  as  they  shall  take  in  by  fenc  to 
till  for  their  Profit,  wc  say  they  shall  satesfie  the  Indians 
just  Demands  and  so  free  the  Town  from  all  such  Demands 
and  Indians  Complaints  ;  4'^'  that  all  &  every  such  farmer 
shall  not  at  any  time  sell  or  Lett  any  part  or  parcell  of  any 
of  these  farms  to  any  person  of  a  vitious  Life  or  truly  of  an 
evil  reporte,  and  if  at  any  time  any  of  the  Farmers  shall 
alienate  or  Dispose  of  any  of  those  farms  to  any  other 
it  shall  in  all  Particular  be  according  to  what  is  here 
exprest  in  the  aforementioned  tearms :  5'^' that  all  and 
every  of  these  Particular  farmers  shall  have  a  Distinct  ear 
mark  for  them  selves  with  which  ear  mark  they  shall  mark 
all  their  cattle  and  Beasts  Markable,  and  that  every  farm- 
ers ear  mark  shall  be  recorded  in  the  Town  Book  :  6''that 
all  and  every  of  these  farmers  shall  from  time  to  time  Duly 
mark  all  their  calves.  Lambs  and  Piggs  within  the  space  of 
14  or  20  Days  after  they  be  fallen:  7'^' and  that  all  those 
afore  mentioned  farmers  shall  not  at  any  time  marke  any 
horse  kind  that  runeth  wild  in  the  woods  untill  they  have 
first  Brought  them  into  the  Town  and  made  appeare  to 
the  Constable  &  overseers  that  they  arc  there  own,  or  that 
they  have  orders  from  some  other  so  to  Do. 
September  y'^  23.  1672 
the  mark  of  George  Baldwin 
is  instead  of  Thomas  Brush. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


197 


Thomas  Scudder 
Abiel  Titus 
Thomas  Brush 
Jonathan  Scudder 
Thomas  Marten 

his  v/ mark 


Joseph  Baelee 
Tho  Skidmore 
Tho.  Scudder 

Ills 

Thos.xwiiitson 


A  True  Cop}-  By  mee 

vSolomon  Ketcham,  Clerk. 
{File  No.  64:  and  Court  Bee.  2^.  274.) 


Edward  xBunce 

mark 

John  Rogers 
William  Brotherton 


[ORDER  OF  COURT  OF  ASSIZE  CONCERNING 

THE  HUNTINGTON  AND  SMITHTOWN 

BOUNDARY.] 

[1672,  Oct.  7.] 

At  a  Genr"  Court  of  Asizes  held  in  new  Yorke  by  his 
Mai"''  Authoritie  bcginnig  on  y''  2''  and  ending  on  the  7"' 
Day  of  ocktober  in  y'"  24  yeare  of  the  Raigne  of  oursoveren 
Lord  Charles  y''  2  king  of  great  briteane,  france  and  Ireland 
Defendar  of  the  faith  Anno:  Domini  1672. 
uppon  the  peticon  of  Richard  Smith  of  nesaquage  to  y® 
Goven''  wherein  hee  alledges  that  at  y"  Tryall  had  in  y® 
Court  of  asizes  held  in  Anno  :  1670  severall  false  evedences 
ware  produced  at  the  Tryall  by  y''  inhabitants  of  hunting- 
ton  whereby  ye  Court  and  jury  ware  mesled  the  same  be- 
ing debated  in  Counsell  and  Refered  to  this  Court  to  give 
thaire  judgment  and  opinion  whether  upon  the  grounds 
afore  specified  as  well  as  the   reasons   and   suggestions  to 


198  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

bee  brought  in  there  were  a  sufficient  cause  of  a  Re  hearing 
or  Review  of  the  accon  it  is  Adjudg  and  ordered  that  if 
the  said  Richard  Smith  can  uppon  the  first  thursday  in 
December  next  when  a  specall  Court  is  to  bee  heald  here 
in  this  Cittie  p'vaiel  w*""  Thomas  Bennadict  and  henry 
whittng  of  norwalke  in  his  mai"*"'  Collony  of  Coniticott  to 
Appeare  at  the  sd.  Court  in  person  or  cause  sufficient 
evedence  then  to  bee  p'duced  to  cleare  the  matter  in  differ- 
ence concerning  wch  thaire  Testimonyes  are  said  to  bee 
soe  materiall  or  can  detect  any  fraud  or  foule  practice  in 
the  sd.  Inhabitants  of  huntington  wch  y''  occasion  of  their 
carrining  the  sute  that  then  a  Rehearing  t)f  the  Cause  be- 
twene  the  sd.  Richard  Smith  &  the  inhabitants  of  hun- 
tington shall  be  had  when  the  Court  will  give  such  further 
Determination  therein  as  will  bee  Consonant  to  law  and 
good  Conscience. 

this  is  a  true  by  y''  order  of  y''  Goven''  and 

Coppy.  Court  of  assizes 

Mathias  Nicols  secret^ 
{Court  Bee.  p.  253.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1672,  Nov.  23.] 

November  ye  23"'  1672 
it  was  voated  and  agreed  the  day  Beformentioned  the 
Thomas  Wilson  shall  take  up  the  Remaining  part  of  his  40 
Acers  of  planting  land  Belonging  to  his  farme  on  the  north 
side  of  his  lot  running  b}-  the  side  of  the  Meddow  toward 
the  sound. 

Edward  Bunce  is  exepted  as  a  farmar  to   improve   on   the 
farms  on  Crabmeder  neck. 

these  2  Below  entered  in  New  Book  A.  page  ^y. 
Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  23.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  I99 

[COURT  PROCEEDINGS.     THE  SMITHTOWN 
BOUNDARY  SUIT.] 

[1672,  Dec.  5.] 

At  a  specall  Court  of  assizs  held  in  new  yorke  by  his 
Magiet.  Author3^tie  on  y"  first  thiirsday  in  December  being 
the  5"'  Day  of  the  sd.  month  in  y''  24  yeare  of  the  Raine  of 
our  Soveren  Lord  Charls  y''  2''  by  the  Grace  of  god  of 
England  Scotland  francc  and  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the 
faith  &c  i\nno  :  Domini  1672. 
Richard  Smith  plant. 
y®  Inhabitants  of  huntington  Defend. 

This  Cace  being  taken  into  consideration  &  fuUv  Debated 
in  Court  wherein  y^  plf.  Desired  to  bee  heard  in  Equitie 
for  y*  part  of  nesequake  Land  on  the  west  side  of  the  River 
which  hee  alledgeth  to  bee  part  of  the  land  on  which  hee 
was  obliged  to  settell  the  first  ten  families  although  now 
claimed  by  the  Defd.  by  vertue  of  the  verdicts  thay  ob- 
tained at  Comon  Law  against  the  pint,  for  other  land  as 
hee  Concieves,  it  is  ordered  that  for  the  p'^sent  Respite 
shall  be  made  of  any  proseeding  in  this  matter,  untill  the 
spring  when  some  time  in  y"  month  of  may  next  his  hon'""  the 
Governor  intends  to  have  a  Generall  Trayneing  &  a  meet- 
ing of  the  two  troops  of  hors  at  the  east  end  of  hempsteed 
playnes  from  whenc  some  indifferent  person  from  the  east 
end  of  Long  Island  whc^e  will  bee  there  &  some  others  from 
the  west  end  shall  bee  appoynted  to  goe  &  view  the  sd  land 
called  nesaquake  Land  on  y'"  west  sid  of  the  River  cS:  to 
make  inquiry  there  in  to  in  the  best  mannor  thay  can  c^  if 
possable  to  make  a  Conclusion  therein  Betwene  y''  plf :  & 
Deft :  wch.  if  it  Cannot  be  Attained  unto  that  then  the  plf. 
shall  have  Libertie  to  p'fer.  his  Bill  in  Equitie  against  y*" 
Deft,  at  ye  next  Gen'  Court  of  assizes  as  to  that  Land  called 
nesaquake  Land  where  a  Definite  time  Determinacon  shall 


200  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

bee  made  there  uppon  according  to  Law  &  good  conscience* 
This  is  a  By  order  of  the  Governer  and 

True  Copie  Court  of  Assizes. 

Mathias  Nicols  sec"" 
{Court  Rdc.,p.25L) 


TOWN  MEETING.     [PROCURING  A  MINISTER.] 

[1673,  April;] 

April  7.  1673. 
It  was  voted  and  agreed  the  same  day  by  and  with  the 
consent  of  the  town  that  the  Constable  and  Overseers 
should  do  what  they  could  for  the  procuring  of  a  minister 
and  what  they  did  or  procured  to  be  done  herein  the  town 
would  rest  satisfied  ;  and  so  left  it  wholly  to  their  disposing. 

Per,  me  Joseph  Bayly,  Re' 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873,  from  the  original 
in  No.  2,  p.  16.' 

{Town Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  45  and  Court  Bee,  p.  186.) 


[DEED.    RICHARD  BRYAN  TO  WALTER  NOAKS.] 

[1673,  April  22.] 

The  Records  of  y*^  Land  &  medow :  ol  Walter  Noaks, 
know  all  men  by  these  p''sents  y^  I  Richard  Brien  of 
milford,  merchant  have  from  me  my  heirs  Executors, 
Administrators  &  assignes :  Bargoned  sould  and  made  over. 
And  doe  bv  these  p'sents  Bargan  sell  &  make  over  unto 
Walter  Noaks  of  Huntington  upon  Long  Island,  in  York- 
shire. Tayler :  All  my  Right  Title  and   Intrust  in  and  to 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  201 

my  allotment  or  accommendation  :  Sittuat  and  lying  in 
Huntington  afore  sd.  The  lot  ot  Thomas  Brush  on  y'^  west 
side :  The  Reare  to  y""  Lot  of  John  Sammoys  ;  part  of  y*" 
east  side  with  y*"  lot  of  Epenetus  platt :  frunting  to  y''  high- 
way :  Together  with  all  lands  priveledgs,  profets  and 
revenews  :  As  also  a  certain  parcell  of  medow  lying  on  y® 
south  side  of  y*^  Island  :  Containing  foure  acres  be  it  more 
or  less :  on  two  severall  necks  y'  is  to  say  two  acres  on  a 
neck  called  neguntetaug :  and  y"  two  acres  be  it  more  or 
lesse  on  a  neck  called  y''  east  neck  :  Both  being  y''  half  pro- 
portion of  a  two  hundred  pound  allotment :  all  which  y*^ 
afore  sd.  Lands  and  medows  I  y*^  afore  sd.  Richard  Briant 
doc  alinate  and  estrange  from  me  my  heirs  executors  ad- 
ministrators and  assignes :  unto  Walter  nokes  his  heirs 
executors  administrators  and  assignes :  all  and  singuler  y'' 
afore  sd.  Lot  hous,  orchyard  Lands  divided  and  undevided 
medow  afore  specified  :  except  a  part  of  commonadge  which 
I  doe  Resarve,  becaus  I  will  not  be  a  trespesser  unto  y® 
town  of  huntington  els  all  lands  I  doe  estrange  as  afore  sd. 
To  have  and  to  hold  for  ever  and  I  doe  Ingadge  my  selfe 
my  heirs  and  assignes  to  save  harmlesse  and  indamnefied 
y°  fore  sd.  Walter  Noaks  his  heirs  &  assignes:  from  any 
person  or  persons  who  may  or  shall  Lay  any  clayme  to  ye 
fore  sd.  Lands  medows  or  any  part  or  parcell  threof :  to  y® 
indamnefying  y*^  fore  sd.  Noaks  or  his  succesors  in  his  or 
either  of  their  quiat  possession.  In  witnesse  whereof  I 
have  here  unto  set  my  hand  this  22  of  Aprill  in  y*^  28  year 
of  his  Maj'"*  Rain  and  in  y"'  year  of  our  Lord  1673,  by  y' 
order  of  Mr  Richard  Bryant 

Signed  and  delivered  in  JOSEPH  Bayly 

y'  presents  of  Thomas  Scudder. 
The  Mark  of  AlesxBaly. 

This  is  a  true  coppy  of  y°  originell  by  mee  John  Corey 
Reco""  Novembr  22,  1682. 
[Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  121.) 


202  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[COURT  RECORDS.     WALTER  NOAKS  vs. 
LOUIS  MOTT.] 

[1673,  July  9.] 
July  the  9"'  1673. 

At  a  towne  Court  held  by  y''  constable  and  overseers 
constable  Isack  platt  Overseers  James  chichester,  epenetus 
platt,  Tho:  weeks. 

Walter  nooks  plaintive  against  Louice  Mott  of  Hemstead 
in  an  action  of  the  case  for  keeping  from  the  plan*  his  horse 
in  a  false  and  fradelent  manner  to  his  great  loss  and  dam- 
mag  and  for  seeking  to  apropriatt  the  said  hors  to  him  self 
in  a  false  maner. 

upon  the  plea  made  both  by  the  plaintive  and  defendant 
and  the  evidences  p''duced  and  formerly  considered. 
We  find  for  the  plaintife  that  the  defendant  shall  pay  to  the 
pllf.  for  detaining  y''  p'ff  horse  a  month  or  there  about 
£1 :  10^  and  for  as  much  as  it  hath  bene  fuly  evidenced  y*" 
the  defendant  have  in  devered  to  cheatt  the  plff.  out  of  his 
horse  we  adjuge  the  defendant  to  pay  as  a  fine  to  y"  contey 
twentie  shillings  and  to  pay  to  the  p'f.  all  just  charges  to 
gether  with  cost  of  sutte.* 
{Court  Bee, p.  273.) 


[DEED.       JONATHAN    ROGERS    AND    THOMAS 
WICKS  TO  THOMAS  MARTIN.] 

(1673,  August  4.] 

Know  all  men  by  those  p''sents  that  wee  Jonathan  Rogers 

[*Louis  Mott  evidently  had  a  narrow  escape  from  being 
convicted  of  horse  stealing,  the  penalty  for  which  crime  was 
then  severe.  "  Stealers  of  horses,  hogs,  boats  and  canoes " 
were  sentenced  to  have  one  of  their  ears  cut  off. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  203. 

and  Thomas  wickcs  both  of  huntington  uppon  Long  Eiland 
have  bargened  sould  and  made  over  from  us  our  hciares 
exccuf"  administrators  and  assigncs  unto  Thomas  martin 
of  huntington  uppon  long  eiland  afore  said  husbanman  his 
heirs  executors  administrators  &  assigncs  all  our  Right 
title  and  intrest  that  wee  have  or  ought  to  have  in  part  of 
a  farme  that  Lycth  on  Crabmedow  necke  the  lower  most 
farme  next  to  the  gutt  which  parte  is  a  fower  hundred 
j)Ound  Rite  either  of  us  a  too  hundred  p(Jimd  Rite,  Which 
is  som  what  more  then  the  third  of  a  farme.  The  whole 
farme  Containes  eleven  hundred  pounds  Rite.  Wee  saye 
all  our  Rite  title  and  intrests  unto  our  part  as  Is  before 
spesified  both  upland  and  meddow  wee  have  estranged 
from  us  our  heires  &  assines  unto  Thomas  Martin  his 
heires  and  assigncs  too  have  and  too  hould  forever  and 
doe  promis  to  free  it  unto  this  said  martin  as  witnes  our 
hands  this  fouerth  Daye  of  agust  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord 
1673. 

Jonathan  Rodgers 
Thomas  Wickes 
Witnes  the  marke  of 
X 

Mary  Bayly 

Joseph  Bayly 
This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  the  orrigenall  p  me    Tho :    Pow, 
ell  Rec^ 

(Court  Eec.  p.  303.) 


[ORDER  OF  GOVERNOR  TO  SEIZE  THE  ESTATE 
OF  DANIEL  "  LAM,"  6iC.] 

[1673,  Nov.  2.] 

Mr.  Isaac  Piatt : 

Capt"   Knyf  hath  acquainted  his   hom''  the  Govern'  of  y" 


204 


HUNTINCxTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


Letter,  whom  did  give  order  that  y^,  acct,  should  be  satis- 
fyed,  be  pleased  therefore  to  appoint  some  person  to  receive 
it  for  y®  acct.; 

The  desired  Instructions  are  sent  here  enclosed,  and 
Concerning  the  Warrants,  It  is  not  Customary  by  the  dutch, 
to  insert  the  name  of  any  authority  in  their  Warrants,  but 
receive  their  authority  from  the  Magestrates  by  whom  they 
are  signed  ;  The  oath  for  yo""  superior  officers  you  may 
form  yo""  selves,  only  Inserting  the  Clause  to  be  true  & 
faithful  to  the  present  Government  &  the  Magestrates  in 
time  being.  Now  inclosed  is  a  Letter  and  order  for  the 
Magestrates  of  seatalkett  wherin  they  are  required  to  seize 
uppon  and  secure  the  estate  of  danel  Lam  and  returne  an 
acct.  therof  to  his  hon''  the  Govern'',  to  the  end  yo""  selves 
and  other  true  Credetors  may  come  to  their  due.  Not.  else 
at  present  but  that  from 

[Crest]  Yo''  friend 

[Seal]  William  Bendrick  W.  Bayard. 

20  November  1673 
{File  No.  43.) 


[THE  LIST  OF  TAXPAYERS.] 


[1673-] 

A  Contie  Ratte  made  in  y*  yeer  1673. 

Capttffleette 

Steph.  Jarvice  .... 

Rob:  Cranfeild 

Tho  Scudder  .... 

(2*  2''  to  be  added  to  this  after  Rate.) 
James  Chichester,  Sen' 

Na.  ffoster 

John  flinch  Senier        .... 

Captt  Baily 

Tho:  Whissen      .         .        .        . 

John  weeks       


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HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


205 


John  wood 

Isaac  Piatt 

Joseph  Wood 

Tho:  Powell     . 

Sam  wood 

Calleb  wood    . 

John  michall 

Jonathan  miller 

Jona  :  Harnet 

Tho :  weeks 

John  mathewes 

John  Core 

Epe:  Piatt 

Walter  noakes 

John  Brush 

John  Page 

William  Broderton 

Phillip  Udell 

Thos :  Skidmore 

John  GoUding 

Jeremiah  Smith  . 

John  Adams* 

Rich:  ward 

John  Green 

Sam  griffin 

Jams  Smith 

Joseph  wood,  cooper 

Johanas  Race  ... 

John  Scudder,  (John  Scudder  paid  to  old 

John  Conklin.) 
Rodger  giiint       .... 
James  Chichester  Junor 
Joseph  miller  (3'  due.) 
Rich  :  Williams 

Edward  Kicham  (these  2  to  pay) 
John  Kicham  (due  to  John  Kicham  2 
John  Ted     . 


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[*This  is  supposed  to  be  a  son  of  the  John  Adams  who  came 
in  the  "Fortune"  from  London  to  New  England,  in  1621.  He 
was  granted  a  mill  privilege  in  Cold  Spring. — C.  R.  S.] 


206  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

Tim  Conklin 
John  Ted 
John  Jones 
Rich:  Williams 
Rob  Arterf 
Sargant  tittus 
Sam  Kicham 
Joseph  Whittman 
Jonas  wood,  junor. 
Rich,  brush 
Walter  noakes 
John  brush 
Widder  Joans 

These  all  to  pay  to  widder  Joansij: 

an  account  of  what  was  paid  in  my  hands  of  y®  Counte. 
Ratte 

Calleb  wood       .        .        .        . 
Gerg :  Balldin         ...... 

Phillip  udell 

Cranfield  to  pay  for  i  a.  i"'  3^        .         .         . 
My  own  Ratte    .         ...... 

John  Samons  &  timothy  Conklin  and  Sam  Kicham  are 
to  Receve  5'  each  :  out  of  John  Kichams  woolfe. 

{File  No.  2.) 

[f  Robert  Arthur  was  probably  a  son  of  John  Arthur,  of  Salem, 
JMass.,  who  married  the  daughter  of  John  Gardiner.  After  the 
,  death  of  John  Arthur,  the  widow  lived  at  Nantucket,  aud  is 
believed  to  have  moved  from  there  to  Huntington,  bringing 
her  son  Robert.  The  "widow  Arter"  is  often  mentioned  in 
^the  records  of  the  first  settlement.  Robert  married  a  daugh- 
vter  of  Thomas  Scudder. — C.  R.  S.] 

[|  The  "widder  Joans,"  here  mentioned,  was  in  her  maiden 
name  Catherine  Este,  daughter  of  Jeffrey  Este,  afterwards  wife 

,  of  Henry  Scudder,  and  later  "widow  wife,"  as  she  called  her- 
self, of  Thomas  Jones.  It  was  a  novel  thing  for  a  woman  to 
collect  the  taxes,  but  the  records  of  the  period  show  that  she 
was  a  woman  of  more  than  ordinary  ability,  and    for   conveni- 

.  ence  her  neighbors  paid  their  taxes  in  to  her.  She  lived  on 
East  Neck,  probably  about  where  Mr.  Thurston  now  resides. — 

,C.  R.  S.] 


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HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  20/ 

[TOWN    MEETING.      THE    MILL    AT    COW- 
HARBOR.] 

[1674,  June  30.] 

Jiin.  30  1674. 

At  a  town-meeting  it  [was]  voted  and  agreed  by  the 
major  part  of  the  town  that  men  should  go  to  Cowharbor 
to  view  and  try  the  stream  and  place  on  the  North  side  of 
Epenetus  ground,  whether  it  were  capable  of  having  a 
mill  there,  and  if  it  were  found  suitable  for  such  a  purpose 
that  then  they  would  have  a  mill  there. 

It  was  also  agreed  at  the  same  meeting  that  the  charge 
of  building  such  a  mill  should  be  according  to  hundreds. 

At  the  same  meeting  above  said  it  was  agreed  that  all 
sufficient  laboring  men  that  shall  labor  at  the  mill  work, 
shall  have  per  day  2  shillings  and  six  pence  ;  and  every 
man  and  his  sufficient  team  shall  have  per  day  6  shillings 
and  six  pence  ;  and  that  Mr  Wood  and  Epenetus  Piatt, 
Jonathan  Rogers,  John  Samwaye  shall  be  overseers  of  the 
mill-work  to  appoint  men  there  [to]  worke  and  to  call  them 
out.* 

[*Up  to  this  time  Little  Cow  Harbor  (the  name  was  changed 
to  Centreport  about  1836  on  the  petition  of  Shallum  B.  Street, 
father  of  the  writer)  was  open,  and  navigation  unobstructed 
as  far  south  as  the  tide  flowed.  The  location  was  considered 
favorable  for  a  tide  mill,  something  that  had  become  a  pressing 
necessity  since  the  old  mill  of  Mark  Meggs,  near  the  "  town 
spot "  had  been  discontinued,  and  the  people  at  once  com- 
menced the  work  by  constructing  a  dam  and  the  erection  of  a 
mill  there.  I  am  uncertain  as  to  its  exact  location.  This  mill 
property  continued  to  be  owned  by  the  town  for  many  years 
and  millers  occupied  it  under  agreements  with  the  town  until, 
as  we  shall  see  later  on,  it  passed  into  private  ownership.  The 
large  mill  building,  now  probably  lower  down  the  harbor,  was 
built  at  a  much  later  period,  but  it  is  possible  that  some  of  the 
millstones  or  irons  in  it  have  survived  since  this  early  period. 
— C.  R.  S.l 


2C8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

It  was  also  voted  and  agreed  that  John  Green  shall  have 
4  acres  of  land  by  Cowharbor  foot  path  at  the  Ground  Nut 
Hollow  toward  his  division. 

[Copy  from  the  original  in  Court  Records,  p.  ,  copied 
in  the  Revision  in  1873.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  4.) 


[MARK  MEGGS,  "  GROWING  ANCIENT,"  MAKES 
A  DEED  TO  JACOB  WALKER.] 

[1674,  July  13.] 

know  all  men  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come  y'  I 
mark  megges  formerly  of  huntington  on  long  Island,  now 
of  Stratford  in  y"  County  of  f airfield  In  y''  Collony  of 
Coneeticutt :  growing  Ancient  and  being  desirous  to  passe 
the  Remainder  of  my  time  quietly  and  without  wordly 
incumbrances  doe  there  fore  make  over  all  y*  estate  god 
hath  given  mee  and  all  y''  particulers  there  of  unto  my 
loveing  friend  Jacob  Walker  of  Stratford  and  his  heirs  and 
asignes  for  ever,  and  doe  hereby  Impower  him  and  them 
to  act  in  and  about  y*"  premises  as  fully  and  amply  as  I  my 
self  could  at  any  time  have  done,  to  soe  far  Recover  Re- 
caive  &  posses  any  sum  or  sums  of  mony,  goods  Chatels 
hereditaments  or  other  estate,  also  to  sell  barter  alinate 
and  exchange  any  part  or  the  whole  of  housing  and  lands 
or  eny  other  estate  formerly  belonging  unto  mee  y*"  sd. 
mark  megges  at  his  own  pleasure,  for  his  own  be  hoofe  and 
proper  account  acknowledging  it  to  be  his  own  proper 
estate  by  these  presents  that  this  is  my  act  and  deed  is 
witnessed  by  my  subscribing  this  13  of  July  1674 

Testis  Jonas  Smith  the  mark  of  Mark  x  megges 

John  haikit  '"=*'''' 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  209  V 

This  is  a  true  coppy  compared   with  the  origenall  by 
mee  John  Corey  Rcco' 
July  10,  1 68 1. 

{Court  Bee,  p.  255) 


[THE    CLAIM    OF    SMITHTOWN    CONCERNING 
THE  BOUNDARY.] 

[No  date — 1674  probably.] 

Richard  Smyth  plf        ~(  the  heads  of  y*"  dec- 
Huntington  men  defts  \  laration. 

first  the  defts,  did  at  both  tryalls,  in  both  Courts  p'duce 
a  false  bill  of  sale  in  Asserokin  name  as  may  appear. 

2'y  The  defts  prodused  severall  false  witnesses  wherby 
the  Jurry  &  Court  were  misled,  but  y®  plff.  submite 
to  y"  Courts  gudgment. 

3'y  The  land  in  question  did  never  pertain  to  Asserokin, 
y""  matinacoc  sachem,  but  Nassetscomset,  the  sachem 
of  neesaquauk,  was  the  true  proprietor  thereof. 

4'y  That  Nassetscomset  sold  y''  plf  y'"  sd,  land  by  oraer 
of  Mr  Winthrop  &  Harford  Commisioners,  under 
which  sale  y''  plf  possessed  the  same  peaceably  7  or 
8  years  to  all  purposes  til  y"'  defts.  disturbed  him. 

giy  ye  clefts,  have  taken  a  vyolent  posession,  contrary  to 
law,  &  after  farwarning  &  have  committed  many 
rioteous  abuses,  to  y''  plffs.  great  p'"iudice. 

G^  The  plf.  presented  many  petitions  to  Go''  Lovelacel 
who  with  severall  Courts  did  make  severall  orders 
for  y^  plfs.  relief  if  *  *  were  *  *  -5^  *  pro- 
tested against,  by  y*"  defts.  by  a  accomplishment  of 
which  orders,  being  hinderd  by  y*'  late  change. 

7*y  The  plf.  prsented  many  petitions  to  y"  Late  dutch 
Gover"  who  in  persuance  of  y°  presedent  order  did 


xy 


210  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

appoint  2  severall  arbitrations,  att  y*"  plf.  charge 
which  were  by  y''  defts,  protested  against,  whose 
judgment  declares  y®  plf.  right  to  y'^  land  in  question. 

8'^  Gover'"'  Calbert  upon  y'"  plf'  petition  granted  a  hear- 
ing in  equity  &  did  give  sentence  &  order  y'"  ffiscal, 
to  give  }"  plf.  possesion  of  y"  Land  in  question,  with 
all  charg  *******  which  execution 
was  by  Mr  Smith  omitted  personally  requireing  Mr 
Udell  to  serv  it  as  may  appear. 

9'''  The  Land  in  question  is  bounded  east  by  neesaquack 
river  &  west  by  Whitmans  Hollow  &  y''  fresh  pond. 
He  did  charge  y'  plf.  to  have  produced  a  false  order 
at  Court  which  was  y*^  cause  y^  dutch  Court  did 
deferr  the  case  so  long. 

The   deft,    hath  not    settled    y"'    land    according  to 
Gover'"^  Lovlace  direction. 
{File  No.  62.; 


[HUNTINGTON'S  PROTEST  TO  Mr.  SMITH, 
CONCERNING  THE  BOUNDARY.] 

[1674,  July  17.] 

Neighbor  Smith,  of  Hogpaguag  :  by  this  yea  may  under- 
stand that  what  you  left  a  paper  for,  at  yea  say  the  towne, 
in  the  hands  of  Joseph  Whittman,  written  in  an  unknown 
tongue,  to  us,  from  whence  it  came  or  what  it  is,  we  know 
not,  nether  what  you  intend  by  it,  we  know  not,  but  this 
we  know,  y^  we  shall  take  no  notice  of  it,  nether  can  we, 
and  if  you  would  have  us  to  know  your  mind  you  must 
speake  and  write  in  a  knowne  language  to  us  ;  like  wise 
take  notice  y*^  we  heare,  and  intend  to  know  more  fully, 
shortly  y^  yoe  or  yours  have  ackted  the  part  of  theaves  or 
robbers  by  ussurping  with  impudent  and  shamles  bouldnes 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  211 

to  com  upon  our  ground  and  to  seize  upon  our  peace  for 
your  owne  use  on  unheard  of  practice  and  never  practiced 
by  honest  men,  therefor  we  doe  by  thes  p,sents  p. test 
against  your  course  and  wee  resolved  first  to  defend  our 
selves  &  our  estates  from  the  hands  of  violent  usurpers, 
w"',s  no  more  than  the  law  of  nature  and  nations  allowed, 
secondly,  when  the  season  comes,  yoe  may  expect  to  have 
and  except  the  due  defeat  of  such  demeritts : 
from  Huntington,  July  17  :  74. 
{File,  No.  63.; 


[COURT  RECORD.     THE  TESTIMONY  OF  JONA- 
THAN ROGERS.] 

[No  Date.] 

The  depotion  of  Jonathan  roggers. 
this  deponent  deposed  sayth.  wee  war  going  a  long  the  way 
3  or  4  of  us  and  met  goodman  higbe  and  frances  coming  up 
from  the  Dock  and  frances  cam  before  and  goodman  higbe 
came  after  him  with  a  stick  and  comanded  him  to  goe  in  to  y'' 
gate  and  he  sayd  he  would  not  go  in  so  he  toke  him  by  the 
arme  and  drawd  hirn  toward  y'  gate  and  Thomas  sender 
seing  him  toke  hould  of  goodman  higbe  and  made  him  let 
him  goe  and  bid  him  goe  home  to  his  house  that  is  to  say 
franck  and  he  would  beare  him  out  in  it  and  then  Tho. 
Sender  take  hould  of  goodman  higbe  by  y*^  shoulder  by 
his  wescote  and  bent  his  fist  at  goodman  higbee  and  higbe 
having  a  stick  in  his  hand  they  both  sayde  strike,  and  Tho. 
scuder  towld  goodman  higbe  if  he  had  him  in  place  wher 
he  would  bring  his  long  sids  to  thegr  ound :  and  furder 
sayth  not. 

{Court  Bee,  Vol.  1,  p.  24) 


212  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.     THE  NEW  MILL.] 

[1675,  April  6.] 

1675. 
At  a  towne  meeting  John  Bird  (Bud)  desired  a  lot  in  the 
town,  he  being  a  blacksmith,  the  town  did  agree  that  the 
said   Bird   should  have  a  lott   in   the  towne  provided  he 
would  supply  the  town  with  his  work.* 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  the  Court  Records,  p,  ,  in 
the  Revision  of  the  Reocrds  in  the  year  1873.] 

April  6"^,  1675 

At  a  towne  meeting  it  was  voted  by  the  inhabitants  that 
inasmuch  as  they  could  not  make  pay  to  Goodman  Webb 
[of  Norwalk]  for  his  work  about  the  mill,  it  was  agreed 
that  they  would  pay  him  next  Michaelmas  togethen  with 
all  legal  damages. 

[Copied  from  the  original  recorded  in  Coui't  Records 
p.  ,  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  49,  and  Court  Bee.  p.  317.) 


[COURT   RECORD.      FINAL   DECREE   SETTLING 
THE  BOUNDARY  WITH  SMITHTOWN.] 

[1675,  Sept.  24.] 

In  the  case  between  the  Pit.  and  Defendts  the  Court  after 

[*According  to  "  Hotten's  "  lists  John  Bud,  Sr.,  came  from 
London  in  th::  "America"  in  1636.  He  was  at  New  Haven  in 
1639,  and  his  name  appears  among  the  first  settlers  of  Southold, 
about  1640.  He  is  said  to  have  been  tried  at  New  Haven,  in 
1661,  for  harboring  Quakers.  He  left  children  John,  Joseph 
and  Judith.  Whether  it  was  the  elder  John,  or  the  son,  who 
is  referred  to  above,  is  uncertain. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


213 


mature  deliberacon,  doth  finde  in  equity  for  the  Pit.  and 
the  proceedings  of  the  Dutch  Court  in  this  case  to  bee 
legall  and  judiciall,  and  therefore  give  judgment  for  the 
Fit.  That  the  lands  in  question  between  Nassaquake  River 
westward  and  Whitman's  Hollow,  and  so  to  the  fresh 
ponds,  doth  of  right  belong  unto  him  (Richard  Smith)  and 
he  is  to  be  put  in  possession  of  the  same,  if  not  otherwise 
delivered  up.  The  present  inhabitts.  therefore  by  the 
Pits,  consent  to  have  leave  to  stay  there  until  the  first  day 
of  May  next,  and  also  to  have  liberty  to  take  off  the  pro- 
duce of  any  come  that  at  or  before  this  tryall  was  in  the 
ground.  However  The  said  Land  to  bee  within  the  juris- 
diction of  Huntington,  as  wnthin  their  patent,  though  the 
Property  adjudged  to  the  Plaintiffe.  The  Deft,  to  pay  the 
costs  of  this  Cort,  but  for  what  hath  been  formerly  each 
pty.  to  beare  their  owne  charge. 

The  bounds*  of  the  land  recovered  from  Huntington  by 
Richard  Smith,  Senr.  and  layd  out  by  Thomas  Weekes  in 
obedience  to  the  ordr.  of  the  Court  of  Assizes,  he  being 
imployed  by  the  Courts  of  Huntington  to  give  possession 

[*The  new  boundary  seems  to  have  been  a  compromise, 
neither  town  getting  all  that  it  claimed.  Huntington  claimed 
eastward  to  Smithtown  River,  and  Smithtown  claimed  west- 
ward to  Cow  Harbor.  A  middle  line  was  chosen  at  Fresh  Pond 
and  Whitman's  Hollow.  The  exact  location  of  this  line  was 
the  subject  of  controversy  among  the  adjoining  land-owners,, 
whose  titles  were  bounded  by  the  town  line,  for  more  than  two 
hundred  years  after  the  date  of  the  above  order,  until  1884, 
when,  at  the  urgent  request  of  some  of  the  land-owners,  Moses 
Smith,  Supervisor  of  Smithtown,  and  Charles  R.  Street,  Super- 
visor of  Huntington,  took  proceedings  for  having  it  definitely 
fixed  pursuant  to  the  law  applicable  to  such  cases.  After  test- 
imony had  been  taken  by  a  committee  appointed  for  the  pur- 
pose, the  Board  of  Supervisors  passed  a  resolution  establishing 
the  boundary,  commencing  at  Long  Island  Sound  on  the  north 
and  running  to  Babylon  and  Islip  towns  on  the  south.  A  sur- 
vey and  map  of  the  line,  made  by  Scudder  V.  Whitney,  C.  E., 
was  filed,  and  marble  monuments  were  erected  at  all  appro- 
priate points  on  this  line. — C.  R.  S.] 


214  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  the  same,  is  declared  to  be  as  followeth,  vizt.  From 
the  west  most  part  of  Joseph  Whitman's  hollow  &  the  west 
side  of  the  Leading  hollow  to  the  fresh  pond  Unthema- 
muck,  t\:  the  West  side  of  this  pond  at  high  water  marke 
(to  the  River  eastward)  as  it  is  supposed. 

This  is  attested  by  Thomas  Weekes  undr.  his  hand  Sept. 
24th  1675. 

Possession  given  by  Turfe  &  Twigge. 


[DEED.     CONTENT  TITUS  TO  JOHN  KETCHAM.] 

[1675,  Dec.  I.] 

Know  all  men  By  These  p'sents  y^  I  Content  Tittus  of  neW- 
towne  upon  Long  eiland  in  yorke  shire  husbanman  have 
from  mce  my  heires  executo""  administra""  &  assignes  bar- 
gened  sold  and  made  over  unto  John  Ketcham  of  huntington 
upon  Long  Island  in  yorkeshire  afore  sd.  Carpenter  all  my 
Right  &  intrust  in  or  to  a  Comendations  sittuatte  and  lying 
in  huntington  afore  sd.  in  y"  west  end  of  y*"  towne  bounded 
one  y*^  east  side  with  3  "  high  way  goeing  to  hempsteed  one 
y"  north  side  with  y'"  h.igh  way  goeing  to  oysterbay  y*"  south 
&  west  with  y*^  woods  in  Common  ;  I  say  all  my  Right, 
title  and  Intrcst  in  &  to  y^  same  with  all  houseing  out 
nousing,  orchards,  gardens,  out  lands  meadows,  pasturs 
mines  or  minerals  all  and  singular  every  part  &  parcell 
there  of  y'  doth  belong  toy*^  said  accomodation  or  any  part 
or  parcell  there  of  or  hereafter  shall  belong  to  y*^  p''meses 
it  being  by  denomination  a  two  Hundred  pound  lott,  as 
alsoe  eight  acars  of  medow  lying  and  being  one  y°  south 
side  of  y*^  Hand,  six  acars  bee  it  more  or  less  one  y"  west 
necke,  &  y^  other  proportion  a  necke  called  y*"  little  neck 
it  being  y*"  p  potion  of  a  two  Hundred  pound  lott,  all  & 
singular  all  y"  afore  sd.  Lands  and  meadows  &  every  part 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  21$ 

&  parcell  there  of  I  y'"  afore  said  Content  Titus  have 
estranged  from  mee  my  heirs  executors  adm'  »S:  assig-nes, 
unto  y''  afor^''  Jn"  Ketcham  his  heires,  exe'',  adm'^^  lSl  assigne 
to  have  Sl  to  hold  for  ever,  tt  I  doe  hereby  ingage  my  selfe 
my  heires  &  assignes  to  save  harmless  &  indemnified  y''  s'^ 
John  Ketcham  his  heires  &  assignes  from  any  parson  or 
persons  who  shall  or  may  lay  any  Clame  or  title  to  y''  afore 
sd.  lands  medows  or  any  part  or  parcell  there  of  to  y  in- 
demnifieng  by  y**  sd.  John  Ketcham  his  heirs  and  assignes 
in  his  or  theire  quiet  possession  in  wittnes  whereof  1  y" 
afore  sd.  Content  Tittus  have  here  unto  sett  my  hand  and 
scale  the  first  Day  of  December  in  y"  twenty  seventh  year 
of  his  ma*'''^  Raign  &  in  y*^  year  of  our  lord  one  thousand 
six  hundred  seventy  five.  CONTENT  TiTTAS.  . 

sealed  signed  and 
Ddl.  in  y*"  p'sents  of 

Jonathan  Scudder 

Thomas  Brush 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of   y^  orriginall  deed,  extracted  by 

Thomas  Powell, 

Recorder, 
{Court  Rec,  p.  292.; 


[TOWN  MEETINGS.] 


[1675,  Dec.  7.] 

December  the  7"'  1675. 
At  a  town  meeting  it  was  voted  and  agreed  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  every  farmer  that  is  turned  from 
their  farm  and  hath  no  land  in  the  town  shall  have  a  lot  in 
the  town  together  with  other  privileges  ;  but  inasmuch  as 
the  town  have  no  meadow  t(^  give  out  at  present,  it  is  agreed 
that  when  the  town  can  buy  meadow  of   the    Indians    that 


2l6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

then  thev  shall  have  liberty  to  take  up  with  the  rest  of  the 
town  according  to  the  hundreds  they  take  up,  paying  pro- 
portionably.* 

At  the  same  town  meeting  it  was  agreed  that  James 
Smith  shall  have  three  acres  of  land  for  a  home  lot  in  the 
swamp  by  Thos.  Wickes  ;  to  be  laid  [out]  by  the  layers  out 
as  they  shall  see  meet,  and  he  to  maintain  convenient  styles 
for  the  path. 

It  was  also  agreed  that  Edward  Ketcham  shall  have  a 
lot  at  the  rear  of  Joseph  Whitmans',  and  Sam'  Ketcham's 
lot  to  bear  the  denomination  of  a  two  hundred  pound  lot. 

It  is  also  agreed  that  Rich'^  White  shall  have  a  lot  at 
the  hollow  westward  of  Meggs'  lot,  bearing  the  denomina- 
tion of  a  hundred  pound  lotment  to  be  cleared  or  built  on 
in  y''  space  of  one  year. 

It  is  also  agreed  that  John  Samway  shall  have  eight 
acres  of  land  near  the  cove  in  the  West  Neck,  near  John 
Tid's  field  toward  [his]  division. 

It  is  also  agi-eed  that  Benj.  Jones  shall  have  6  acres  of 
and  by  John  Tid's  field  toward  his  division. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  I, p.  51  and  Court  Bee, p.  111.) 


[DEED.     SAMUEL  MESSENGER  TO  BENJAMIN 

JONES.] 

[1676,  Jan.  II.] 

To  all  Christian  People  unto  w^home  these  p'rsents  shall 
come  greetting  :  Know  yea  that  I  samuell  messenger  of 
Huntington  in  y*"  Countieofyourke  within  y"  Jurisdicktion 

[*As  the  Court  of  Assizes  had  awarded  all  that  part  of  the 
teriitory  between  Fresh  Pond  and  the  Smithtown  River  to 
Smithtown,  those  farmers  or  colonists  who  had  gone  from  Hun- 
tington and  settled  there  were  unsuccessful.  Hence  this  order 
that  they  might  have  lands  elsewhere. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  2iy 

of  his  Royall  hiness  in  Americai  for  divers  good  causes  & 
considerations  mee  heer  unto  moving  But  more  especially 
&c  of  the  sum  of  twentie  four  pound  ten  shillings  of  cur- 
ant  Pay  of  y''  afore  sd.  Countie  to  mee  in  hand  paid  or  se- 
cured to  bee  paid  by  Benjamin  Joens  of  the  same  place  & 
countie  :  Haven  granted  bargancd  and  sould  c^c  and  do  by 
these  presents  give  &c  unto  y*^  sd,  benjamine  Joens  and  his 
heairs  all  that  too  hundred  pound  allottment  y'  was  for- 
merly Richard  wattleses  only  the  share  of  y'^  farmes  ex- 
septted  which  tow  hundred  pound  Lottment  sittuate  lying 
and  bceing  att  Huntington  in  y''  afore  sd.  Countie  and  is 
boimd  with  y'  land  of  John  Teds  upon  y''  north  side  to 
gethcr  with  what  house  or  housing  orchard  or  orchards 
and  all  other  ediffeses  buildings  timber  wood  trees,  springs 
and  all  other  profitts,  commodities  and  advantages  what 
soever  their  on  beeing  or  their  unto  in  any  wayes  belong- 
ing or  apertaining  to  have  and  to  hould  the  sd.  prebarganed 
Land  &  premises  to  him  y*"  sd  Benjimin  Joens  and  his 
heairs  for  ever.  In  wittness  wheare  of  the  afore  sd.  Sam- 
uell  messingar  doth  sett  his  hand  the  eleventh  day  of 
Januare  Anno:  dommone,  167I 

signed  and  delivered  Samuell  messengar. 

in  y'^  presents  of  us  witnesses 

Ills 

henry  x-sooper 

mark 

her 

Elizabeth  x  wattles 

mark 

{Deeda,  Vol.  l,p.  280.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  COREY  TO  RICHARD  WHITE.] 

[1676,  Jan.  16.] 

Jan.  16"^  1676. 
John  Corry  hath  sold  To  Richard  White  all  his  right  in 


2l8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

the  old  mill  pond  for  a  valuable  consideration  and  y*"  said 
white  to  pay  each  yeare  Rent  to  marke  megg  from  this 
day  untill  the  towne  fee  expired. 

Thomas  powell  Rec'' 
{Court  Record  p.  187.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     MR.  JONES  CALLED  AS 
PASTOR.     A  MILLER  WANTED.] 

[1676,  Jan.  16.] 

Janeruary  16**^  1676. 
at  a  town  meeting  of  the  inhabitants  of  huntington 
this  present  day  it  was  ordered  by  the  said  towne 
fore.  sd.  that  the  Constable  and  overseers  shall  with 
as  much  speed  as  possible  send  to  southhamton  to  a 
man  that  is  a  mill-wright  to  see  if  hee  will  bee  willing 
to  com  to  this  town  to  agree  with  the  town  about 
our  mill  to  the  end  wee  may  obtaine  our  expectation 
of  having  good  mele, 

2'y  It  was  ordered  the  same  daye  that  John  Sammes 
shall  have  3  Rode  squeare  right  over  against  his 
house  on  the  west  side  of  the  hieway  not  to  impaire 
or  hinder  the  highway  or  to  bee  any  other-wyes  in- 
convenent  to  the  towne  at  the  judgment  of  y*"  men 
appointed  for  that  purpose. 

this  one  above  entered  Book  A.  page  47. 

3'y  It  was  this  day  also  ordered  by  major  parte  of  the 
towne  that  the  Constable  and  overseers  together 
with  goodman  Conklin  Isaaik  plat  &  Jonas  wood 
sen""  shall  in  the  townes  behalf  seriously  give  Mr 
Jones  an  invitation  and  fully  to  manifest  their  de- 
sires for  his  continuing  to  despense  the  word  of  god 
and  what  more  is  dutie  in  the  ministeriall  ofhse 
amongst  us  of  huntington  and  what  further  may  bee 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RI-:CORDS.  219 

requisite    for    incorragment    to    the  aforesaid  end. 

4'>'  It  is  ordered  by  the  major  part  of  the  tovvne  that 
Mr  Jones*  shall  have  for  himself  and  his,  for  his  en- 
corragment  four  ever  twenty  acers  of  upland,  to 
bee  his  and  remaine  his  for  ever,  where  hee  shall 
think  best,  not  infrenging  highways  watering  plases 
according  to  the  towne  true  intent. 

5'>'  It  is  likewise  ordered  by  ye  major  vote  of  the  towne 
ye  same  day  y'  besides  the  chosen  layers  out  of  land 
to  witt :  Cp'  ba3dey  cS:  Tho.  powell.  Rich,  williams 
Samuel!  Tithus  shall  be  added  Cap^  fleet  &  Jonathan 
Rogers,  then  these  6  men  shall  devide  the  old  mill 
pond  equalv  into  4  quarters  and  the  Constable  and 
overseer  shall  devid  the  severall  himdreds  awarding 
to  ye  towne  method  or  waye  into  4  parts  equaly  and 
then  ye  4  quarters  of  hundreds  shall  cast  lotts  for  y** 
4  quarters  of  ye  mill  pond  soe  divided  by  these  6 
aforesaid  men  equally  both  for  quantity  and  quality, 
these  two  below  entered  Book  A.  page  47 

6'^'  It  was  ordered  ye  same  day  that  Nathaniell  ffoster 
have  2  acres  of  land  more  or  less  as  the  place  will 
aford  on  the  north  side  his  own  land  in  ye  little 
necke. 

7' 5'    It  was  agreed  ye  same  day  y'  John  Ketcham  should 
have  about  3  Rod  of   each   sid    his    homlott    added  ' 
more  to  it. 

[*Rev.  Eliphelet  Jones,  was  the  son  of  Rev.  John  Jones,  who 
came  to  Charlestown,  Mass,,  in  1635  and  subsequently  settled  at 
Fairfield,  Conn.  Eliphelet  was  born  at  Concord  in  1641  and  \y'' 
in  1669  was  a  missionary  at  Greenwich,  Con:i.,  from  which 
place  he  came  to  Huntington  about  1673,  so  that  he  had 
preached  here,  more  or  less,  after  Mr.  Leverich  left,  down  to 
the  time  the  call  was  given  him,  as  above  stated.  He  remained 
in  Huntington  until  his  death  in  1731,  being  the  pastor  of  this 
church  fifty-five  years.  He  died  at  the  age  of  ninety  years 
and  had  no  children..  The  church  building  erected  on  Meeting 
House  Brook  about  1665  was  long  the  place  of  Mr.  Jones's 
preaching. — C.  R.  S.] 


220  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

8' 5'  It  was  ordered  ye  same  day  that  John  ff'ench  Se° 
should  have  4  acres  of  land  upon  ye  east  neck  lying 
betwixt  his  own  lott  and  Tho.  Scudder  it  is  to  run 
along  by  the  watters  side. 

the  above  entered  New  Book  A.  page  47 

9'y  it  was  ordered  the  same  day  yt  Joseph  Whitman 
should  have  liberty  to  take  up  his  division  of  land 
where  hee  shall  see  it  convenient  not  hindering 
home  lotts,  highways   or  wattering  places  for  catle. 

10' >  It  was  ordered  the  same  day  y*^  Jonathan  Miller 
should  have  3  acres  of  land  lying  southward  of  John 
birds  betwixt  ye  hill  and  ye  path  if  it  may  bee  Con- 
veniently had  in  y"  before  mentioned  place. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  pp.  56-57.) 
(see  originall  of  the  above  line  in  Town  Meetings 
April,  1,1679) 


[CONVEYANCE  OF  MILL  POND  RIGHT.] 

[1676,  Jan.    19.] 

Jan  19*''  1676 
Nathanell  ffoster  hath  sold  to  Richard  white  all  his  right 
of  the  old  mill  pond  for  a  valuable   consideration  and  y*^ 
said  white  to  pay  each  years  payment  to  marke  meggs  un- 
till  the  terme  bee  expired.    . 

Thomas  Powell,  Rec"" 
{Court  Rec,  p.  187.) 


[CONVEYANCE  OF  MILL  POND  RIGHT.] 

[1676,  Feb.  2.] 

ffeb'  2''  1676. 
Jonathan    Rogers  hath  sold  to  Richard    White    all    his 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  221 

right  &  title  of  y"'  old  mille  pond  which  is  500  &  ^  right 

Thomas  Powell.  Rec'' 
{Court  Bee,  p.  187.) 


[DEED.      JOHN    BRUSH    TO    JOHN    MITCHELL; 
THENCE  TO  ROBERT  KELLUM.J 

[1676,  March  5.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  y'  I  John  Brush  of 
Huntington  upon  long  Island  in  yorksheeir  husbandman 
have  barganed  sold  and  made  over  all  my  Right  title  & 
intrust  in  a  commondation  or  allotment  situate  &  being  in 
Huntington  afore  sd.  The  Rcere  of  Jonas  wood  senr  and 
Richard  Brush  lots  on  y*^  north  side :  ffrunting  towards  y* 
high  way  goeing  towards  the  south ;  all  and  singular  y® 
afore  sd.  home  lot  housing,  gardins  fences,  with  all  &  other 
priveledges  y*  doe  or  may  here  after  belong  there  unto  I 
have  sold  &  made  over  unto  John  michell  of  Huntington 
afore  sd.  carpinter  his  heirs  executors,  adminstrators  & 
asignes  for  a  considerable  sum  in  hand  payd  the  sd.  accom- 
mondation  was  given  to  John  holmes  weaver  by  y''  town 
since  astranged  unto  John  Brush  with  all  its  appurtenences 
and  I  doe  hereby  these  presents  estrange  and  make  over 
from  me  my  heirs  &  asignes  all  my  right  title  and  intrust 
unto  all  y*^  fore  mentioned  premises  unto  John  Michell  his 
heirs  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  forever  in  witnesse 
where  of  I  have  heere  unto  set  my  hand  this  fifth  day  of 
March  in  y^  28*''  year  of  his  maj*'  Raigne  and  in  y''  year  of 
our  Lord  1676. 

John  Brush 
Signed  and  delivered  in 
y^  presence  of. 
The  marke  of 
Roger  x  guint 
Joseph  baly 


222  HUNTINGTON    TOWN   RECORDS. 

Know  all  men  whom  this  may  conserne  That  I  John 
Michell  do  by  thes  presents  make  over  &  give  and  grant 
and  assure  full  and  quiet  possesion  of  y*"  full  intents  of  this 
bill  of  sale :  from  me  my  heirs  or  asignes  unto  Robart 
kellam  him  his  heirs  executors  or  asignes  for  ever,  promis- 
ing quiat  possession  febury  y®  28,  1680. 

John  Michell 
Witnes 

Benjamen  Cornish 
James  Smith 

The  above  said  sale  and  assignment  is  as  true  a  coppy  as 
I  could  take  out  of  y''  broken   and  Solleyed  originall ;  by 
meee  John  Corey  Clark  desem''  22.  1684. 
{Court  Bee, p.  192.) 


(TOWN  MEETING.) 

(1676,  April  2.) 

1676. 

Aprill  y''  2'^  it  was  agreed  by  y®  major  part  of  y°  towne 
that  Thomas  Crump  shall  have  a  lott  against  Jona  Harnet's 
&  Joseph  Woods  lott  it  being  one  the  west  side  of  the 
swamp,  it  was  also  ordered  by  y*"  Constable  and  over- 
seers that  Thomas  Crumps  lott  should  bear  the  denomina- 
tion of  a  two  hundred  pound  alottment. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  55.) 


(TOWN  MEETING.) 


(1676,  April  27.) 

April  27   1676 
It  was  voted  and  agreed  that  Jeremy  Smith  should  have 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  22^ 

a  home  lott  in  the  swamp  northwest  of  James  Smith's  lot, 
and  a  piece  of  dry  land  on  that  side  of  the  brook  that  Capt. 
Baylis'  house  [is]  for  him  to  set  a  house  on  and  for  yard 
room  so  much  as  the  layers  out  should  see  fit,  and  he  to 
maintain  convenient  styles  for  the  foot  path. 

[Copied  from  the  original,  recorded  in    Court    Records, 
p.    ,  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873.] 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  59.) 

(TOWN  MEETINGS.) 

(1676,  June  5.) 

1676  June  the  5"^  it  was  ordered  y*  James  Chichester 
jun""  shall  have  a  lott  one  the  southeast  side  of  Isacke 
plat's  lot  which  joyne  to  Samuell  Woods  lotts. 

2.  It  was  alsoe  agreed  by  y''  major  part  of  v''  towne  that 
Steven  Jarvis  jun'  shall  have  a  lott  by  y''  side  of  The  : 
Wickes  lott  v^  was  noah  Rogers,  soe  much  as  should 
bee  judged  fitt  by  y''  layers  out  and  it  to  bear  the  de- 
nomination of  one  hundred  pound  lotment. 

3.  It  was  alsoe  agreed  by  }'''  major  part  of  y''  towne  y' 
garrat  Cloud  shall  have  a  lot  near  y''  brickill  in  y"'  west 
necke  1676  Dec.     [all  above  entered  New  Book  A.  p. 

46.] 

1.  it  was  agreed  by  y''  major  part  of  y''  towne  that  Thom- 
as Lawranse  shall  have  a  lot  between  Joseph  Bayley 
and  James  Cheshesters  Sen. 

2.  it  was  agreed  by  y''  major  part  of  the  towne  that  Mr. 
Jones  shall  have  a  lott  between  John  wickes  swamp 
pasture  and  James  Smiths  lott. 

3.  it  was  alsoe  agreed  by  y'  major  par.  of  y''  towne  that 
M""  Jones  shall  have  the  2  acre  of  meaddow  at  y"  har- 
bor which  Steven  Jarvis  cS:  Tho.  Whison  hath  provided 
upon  y''  south  of  y"'  rowade  it  bee  found  cleare  from 
them 


224  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

4.  It  was  alsoe  agreed  by  y''  major  part  of  y^  towne  that 
William  brotherton  shall  have  the  towns  right  to  about 
2  acere  of  swampy  land  one  freshpond  necke  by  his 
land. 

these  below  entered  New  Book  A.  Page  47. 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  55.) 


[POWER  OF  ATTORNEY  BY  SIMON  LOBDALE 
PURSUING  A  RUNAWAY.] 

[1676,  July  29.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents,  that  I  Simon  Lobdell  of 
Harford  upon  Conecticatt  in  New  England  have  nomina- 
ted &  Impowered  and  by  these  p''sents  doe  nominattordaine 
Constitut  &  Impower  my  loveing  friend  M""  Ralph  Warner 
of  Brookland  black  smith  to  bee  my  true  &  lawfull  attorney 
for  me  &  in  my  name  place  &  stead  &  to  my  only  use  & 
behooufe  to  persue  over  take  &  by  all  lawfull  ways  & 
meanes  what  soever  to  seiz  upon  and  secure  the  person  of 
Rich  :  foscue  who  being  the  bond  Sarvant  of  me  the  sd. 
Simon  Lobden  &  othere  ways  Indebted  unto  hath  unlaw- 
fully departed  from  my  service  &  the  body  of  the  sd.  Rich: 
foscoe  haveing  seized  to  use  all  lawfull  wayes  &  meanes  to 
return  or  cause  to  bee  returned  sent  &  delivered  to  mee 
the  sd.  simon  lobden  at  Hartford  aforenamed  or  any  of  the 
Estate  of  the  said  Rich :  foscoe  to  attach  wrest  or  othere 
wayes  to  suz  &  condemne  for  settisfaction  of  the  sd.  service 
unfullfilld  &  payment  of  y''  sd.  Debt  &  that  in  full  &  Effec- 
tuall  maner  according  to  lawes  &  Custome  used  in  such 
cases  in  the  place  or  places  where  the  sd.  Rich  :  foscue  or 
his  Estate  may  bee  found,  Hereby  further  giveing  unto  my 
s^  attorney  full  power  &  authority  to  make  such  agreement 
or  composission  with  the  sd  ffoscue  as  to  my  s*^  attourney 
shall  seem  sfood  for  sattisfaction  of  his  debt  &  time  of  ser- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  22$ 

vice  unfullfilled  and  upon  receipt  of  such  payment  orothere 
sattisfaction  fully  &  for  ever  discharge  &  accquit  the  sd. 
fescue  of  cS:  from  the  sd.  service  &  Debt  for  ever  ffurthere- 
more  I  doe  by  these  p'sents  give  unto  my  said  attorney 
full  power  to  make  Constitute  an  attourney  orattourneyes 
under  him  with  the  like  or  limitte  power,  &  what  soever 
my  sd.  attorney  shall  doe  or  cause  to  bee  done  in  or  about 
the  p'mises  I  doe  by  these  p''sents  rattifie  &  Confirm  the 
same  in  wittness  where  of  I  have  here  unto  sett  my  hand 
&  scale  this  twenty  ninth  of  July  1676.* 

Simon  Lobdell. 
Signed  delivered  in 
presents  of  us 

Z AC HART  AH  SaNDFORD 

John  Kesllis 
Simon  lobdell  personally  appeared  this  29th  Juh'  1676  and 
acknowledged  that  the  above   written  letter   of  attourney 
was  his  act  &  deed  before  mee  John  Allen,  asist. 
{Court  Bee, p.  300.) 


[COURT   RECORDS.       SIMON   LANE   vs.    HENRY 
SOPER  AND  WIFE.] 

[1676,  Sept.  II.] 
Att  a  Court  held  in  Huntington  by  his   ma"''   authority 

[*This  seems  to  be  in  the  nature  of  a  proceeding  to  recover 
a  fugitive  slave  or  bound  servant.  At  this  distance  of  time  it 
is  difficult  to  determine  which  is  most  outraged  in  this  kidnap- 
ping, Richard  Foster's  rights,  or  the  English  language.  How- 
ever, when  we  turn  to  the  law  of  the  period,  we  find  that  when 
a  servant  ran  away  or  was  suspected  to  be  a  runaway,  the  con- 
stable was  to  press  men  into  the  service  of  the  town  by  "rais- 
ing a  hew  and  cry,"  and  pursue  and  bring  him  back.  It  was 
also  required  that  all  laborers  and  servants  shall  work  in  their 
callings  when  thereunto  required,  the  whole  day,  their  master 
or  dame  allowing  them  convenient  time  for  food  and  rest. 
This  was  before  the  eight  hour  law  was  invented,  or  the 
Knights  of  Labor  organized. — C.  R.  S.] 


226  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

the  ii"'  of  Sept.  1676  by   the  constable  &  overseers  of  the 
same  tovvne  they  being  James  Chetchester  Const. 

Joseph  Whitman  , 
^  Samuell  Tittus      !    over- 

Jonas  Wood  [    seers. 

Tlio.  Powell,  J 

Simon  lane  Plant,  against 
Henry  Soper  and  his  wife  Def^'' 

the  plant  declares  that  the  defendents  have  confest  that 
they  did  fetch  aw^ay  fruit  from  the  orchard  of  Jacob  Walk- 
er and  would  fetch  away  more,  and  told  the  said  lane  hee 
had  and  would  fetch  away  more  in  spite  of  his  teeth  and 
when  I  demanded  of  them  why  they  stole  my  apples  they 
replyed  they  had  as  much  right  to  them  as  I  and  would 
fetch  them  away  in  spit  of  my  teeth  for  they  were  com- 
mon this  being  the  loth  of  this  Instant, 
the  depossission  of  John  Rogers  aged  36  years 
this  deponent  testifieth  that  hee  was  in  the  orchard*  and 
Hen  soapers  boy  was  a  top  of  the  peach  tree  without  the 
fence  soe  Mr.  lane  said  to  the  boy  Sarra  will  you  never 
leave  of  yo""  theefing  trickes  then  soaper  hee  replied  who 
doe  you  call  theef,  lane  replied  you  I  call  theef  that  has 
taken  away  my  fruit  daly  &  howerly,  soaper  replied  you 
roge  I  have  as  much  to  doe  here  as  thou  hast,  upon  that 
lane  fetched  a  stick  and  bid  soaper  goe  off  his  ground  or 
else  he  would  make  him  goe  of,  soaper  replied  it  was  com- 
on  and  hee  would  stay  there  in  spit  of  his  teeth,  then 
soapers  wife  com  and  said  lane  what  hast  thou  to  doe  here 
more  than  wee,  yea  lowsey  Roge  pay  mee  what  thou  owest 
mee,  you  sone  of  a  whore  pay  mee  what  thou   owest   mee, 

[*The  Court  of  Assizes  at  this  period,  made  whipping  the 
penalty  for  robbing  orchards  or  gardens,  or  stealing  clothes 
hung  out,  the  number  of  stripes  corresponding  with  the  mag- 
nitude of  the  offence.  The  punishment  for  burglary  was  :  first 
offence,  branded  on  the  forehead  ;  second  offence,  branded  as 
before  and  severely  whipped  ;  third  offence,  put  to  death. — C. 
R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  22/ 

lane  said  to  soapcr  sarra  if    I   catch    the    here    to    marrow 
morning  I  will  shout  thee,  soaper  replied  I  have  a  goun  as 
well  as  thee  and  111  meet  thee  here  to  marrow  and   sarah 
soaper  said  to  lane  hee  was  a  falce  fo»-sworne  Roage. 
{Court  Eec,  p.  278.) 


[ORDER  OF  CONSTABLE  AND  OVERSEERS.] 

[1676,  Sept.] 

1676 — Sep^  it  was  ordered  by  the  Constable  &  overseere 
that  John  birds  (Bud)  lot  should  bare  the  Denomination  of 
a  two  hundred  pound  lottment. 

it  was  ordered  by  the  Constable  and  overseers  that  John 
Everretts  lott  should  barr  the  denomination  of  one  hundred 
pound  alottment  his  hom  lott  being  4  accars  granted  by 
the  towne. 

{Court  Bee,  p.  206; 


[AGREEMENT  BETWEEN  THE  TOWN  AND 

JEREMIAH  SMITH  ABOUT  THE  MILL 

AT  COW  HARBOR.] 

[1677,  Feb.  26.] 

This  Writing  Witnesseth  A  Covenant  and  an  x\gree- 
ment  Between  Jeremiah  Smith  of  the  one  part  and  the 
Inhabitants  of  the  Towne  of  Huntington  one  Long  Island 
in  York  sheire  one  the  other  Part  first  the  Inhabitants  of 
the  Town  afore  said  Doth  alienate  and  Make  over  to  the 
said  Jeremiah  all  their  Right  and  Interest  in  and  to  their 
Mill  Lying  and  Being  at  Cow  harbour,  together  with  A 
home  Lott  Lying  by  the  mill,  containmg  six  or  eight  acares 
and  that  the  Lott  shall  Bear  the  Denomination  of  A  two 
Hundred  pound  A  Lottment,  and  also  A.  cove  of  Creek 
thatch  which  the  mill  Brook  runs  into,  in  Consideration  of 
the  Premisses,  the  said  Jeremiah  Doth  bind  him  self  his 
heirs  and  assigns  to  supply  the  afore  said  Town  with  suffi- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


cient  good  meal  as  Good  as  they  can  have  in  any  other 
place,  and  so  to  supply  them  from  time  to  time,  as  often  as 
the  Inhabitants  shall  Bring  him  Corn,  and  for  his  toUe  he 
shall  have  the  twelveth  of  Indian  Corn  and  the  sixteenth 
of  english  grain,  and  the  said  Jeremiah  Doth  allso  engage 
to  keep  the  mill  in  good  repair  Constantly  so  that  the  town 
may  have  a  full  supply  and  if  it  should  so  happen  that  the 
mill,  through  all  endeavours  will  not  suit  the  end,  and  that 
to  the  convenience  of  the  Generality  of  men,  then  the  said 
Jeremiah  shall  return  all  the  Iron  work  and  the  stones  to- 
gether with  all  other  things  which  may  be  usefuU  for  A 
mill  ;  and  the  said  Jeremiah  shall  enjoy  all  other  grants 
for  himself  and  his  heirs  forever  ;  and  the  afore  said  Jere- 
miah Doth  further  Bind  himself,  his  heirs,  and  assigns,  for 
ever  that  if  he  or  they  shall  at  any  time,  and  that  upon 
Conviction  take  more  of  any  of  the  Inhabitants  Corn  that 
is  Brought  to  him  to  Grind  then  the  twelveth  of  Indian 
and  the  sixteenth  of  English  Grain,  he  or  they  shall  forfit 
the  mill  to  the  town  again,  and  in  case  the  sd  Jeremiah  Do 
through  any  Discontent,  not  withstanding  the  mill  be 
found  Competent,  yet  shall  see  cause  to  alienate  the  said 
mill  from  him  self  to  some  other,  yet  this  obligation  to 
stand  firm  And  sure,  truly  and  honestly  to  be  observed  by 
whomsoever  it  is  that  possess  it. 

in  Witness  hereof  we  have  set  to  our  hands  this  26^^  of 
February  1677.    • 
Signed  sealed  and 
Delivered  In  the  Presence 
of  Jonas  Wood 


Epenetus  Platt 

Jonathan  Scudeer 

Jeremiah  Smith, 
Samuel  Titus 
Isaac  platt 
John  Core 
Joseph  Whitman 
Thos.  Powell 
(Mle  No.  23  and  Court  Eec,  p.  304.) 


Constable 

and 
Overseers 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  229 

[MR.  JONES  CHOSEN  MINISTER.] 

[1677,  June  10.] 

The  tenth  of  June  1677 
Being'  a  Training  daye  apoynted  and  Consented  unto  By 
ye  whole  Companie  Mr.  Jones,  Being  Caled  unto  this 
towne  to  preach  the  Gospell  By  the  Mager  pt.  of  the  In- 
habitants :  not  withstanding  himselfe  Desired  to  see  how 
the  Inhabitants  were  asserted  Boath  to  himselfe  and  that 
more,  he  Desired  to  have  the  Company  Drawne  up  in  order, 
which  Don  Mr  Jones  spake  to  the  Company  after  this  man- 
ner, that  whereas  the  providence  of  god  had  Brought 
him  Amongst  us  in  order  to  the  worke  of  the  Minnesetrie 
for  which  hee  Desired  that  hee  might  see  their  willingness 
I  thinking  that  Mr  Jones  spake  soe  low  that  the  whole 
Company  could  not  heare  what  was  saide,  after  silence  was 
Commanded  I  spake  after  this  manner  follow.  Solders 
seing  it  hath  pleased  ye  Lord  to  send  Mr  Jones  amongst 
us  you  may  doe  well  to  manifest  your  Desires  for  his  Con- 
tinuance Amongst  us  and  his  afifisciating  in  the  worke  of 
the  minnestre  By  your  usuall  signe  of  ye  houlding  up  your 
hands  to  which  ye  whole  Company  heald  up  all  thaire 
hands  But  only  on  man  lor  the  Contrary  partie  was  De- 
sired to  hould  up  their  hands  to  the  contrary  but  that  man 
held  up  his  hand  to  the  truth  hereof  I  have  subscribed  my 
name  this  10  day. 

Joseph  Baylye. 
Further  that  Day  Mr  Jones  Desired  that  hee  might  have 
a  Roome  Built  for  a  studdy  of  about  15  or  16.  foot  square 
Because  hee  had  not  Roome  to  put  his  Books  But  only 
in  that  Roome  hee  made  use  of,  which  was  not  con\enicnt 
the  company  tould  him  that  they  were  willing  to  Doe  it 
But  harvest  was  soo  neare  it  would  not  bee  don  suddenly 
Mr  Jones  Reply ed  hee  desired  not  p'sent  Because  of  their 
axertions,  But  Between  this  and  the  next  spring  to  which 


230  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

all  the  Company  but  one  man  gave  their  Consent  it  should 
Bee  don  accordi 
have  subscribed 


Bee  don  according  to  his  Desire  unto  the  truth  of  Booth  I 


Joseph  Baylye. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  63,) 


[SETTLEMENT  OF  THE  ESTATE  OF  JOHN 
BRUSH.] 

[1677,  June  II.] 

This  written  Testifieth  that  whereas  Tho :  Brush  of 
Huntington  sonn  of  Tho :  Brush  deceased  did  receive  a 
letter  of  administration  from  y*^  Powers  of  this  goverm'  of 
yorkeshire,  to  administer  on  y'^  deseaseds  estate  and  to  act 
&  doe  according  as  in  y''  law  exprest 

These  may  ccrtifie  any  whom  it  may  Concerne  y'  I  Re- 
becka  brush  daughter  of  y*^  said  Tho  :  deseased,  have  re- 
ceived of  my  brother  Thomas  administrate""  one  oure  fath- 
ers estate  my  full  propottion  of  y^  estate  to  Content  it  be- 
ing to  y*^  value  of  fifty  pounds  &:  thirteen  shillins  &  fower 
pence  in  wittness  whereof  I  have  sett  to  my  hand  this  11''' 
of  y*  6*''  mo.  1677. 

Witness,  ''"  "'""'^^ 

Jonas  Wood  Rebeckax  brush 

Joseph  Whitman 

These  further  wittnesseth  y^  I  John  brush  Sonn  to  y'  above 
sd.  Tho .  deseased  have  received  of  my  brother  Tho :  ad- 
ministrator one  our  fathers  estate  my  full  proporttion  of  y' 
estat  to  Content  it  being  the  value  of  fifty  pounds  thirteen 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  23! 

shillins  &  fower  pence  as  wittness  my  hand  this  11"'  of  y° 

6*"  mo  1677.* 

Witt  Jonas  Wood  John  Brush 

Joseph  Whittman. 

(Court  Becords,  p.  291.) 


[EXCHANGE  OF  LAND  BY  THOMAS  SCUDDER 
AND  JACOB  WALKER.] 

[1667,  Sept.  19.] 

To  any  whome  it  may  Concerne  these  may  Signifie,  that 
wee  Thomas  Scudder  and  Jacob  Walker  have  agreed  and 
bargained,  that  Thomas  Scudder  shall  have  six  accers  of 
Land  which  formerly  pertained  to  mark  meggs  lying  one 
the  east  neck  next  to  the  said  Scudders  land  for  and  In  con- 
sideration whereof  Thomas  Scudder  doth  promise  to  pay 
the  sd.  Jacob  walker  for  all  y*'  fence  of  or  about  the  said  land 
except  1 5  Rod  which  y''  sd.  Scudder  sett  up  and  the  s"*. 
Scudder  is  to  allow  unto  y''  sd.  Walker  six  acars  of  his 
devidend  of  land  att  Crabmeadow  that  this  our  mutuall 
agreement  is  wittnessed  by  our  subscribeing  this  19  of  Sep* 
1677. 

[*At  this  period  upon  the  death  of  a  person  it  was  the  duty 
of  the  constable  "  to  repair  to  the  house  and  inquire  after  the 
manner  of  death  and  of  his  will.  "  If  a  will  was  found  the 
constable  was  to  read  it  in  the  presence  of  the  widow,  children 
and  relatives,  and  make  inquiry  of  the  estate  and  report  to  a 
magistrate.  Administration  was  granted  to  the  children  or 
widow;  appraisers  were  appointed  by  the  court,  and  if  neces- 
sary to  raise  money  to  pay  debts,  the  estate  was  sold  at  an 
"out-cry."  Wills  were  to  be  recorded  within  thirty  days  by 
the  Clerk  of  the  Court  of  Sessions  and  the  latter  was  to  certify 
it  at  the  Recorder's  office  in  New  York. 

The  usual  practice  was  for  the  father  in  his  will  to  give  his 
sons  each  a  farm,  and  his  daughters  each  a  heifer,  but  there 
are  some  notable  exceptions. — C.  R.  S  ] 


232  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Testes.  Thomas  Scudder 

Nathaniell  ffoster  Jacob  Walker. 

John  pagge. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  the  orriginall  extracted 
by  Thomas  Powell 

Recorder. 
{Court  Records, p.  283.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  JOSEPH  WOOD 
AND  SUBSEQUENT  CONVEYANCES.] 

[1677.  Oct.  20.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  present  that  I  Benjamin  Jones  of 
huntington  one  long  Island  in  the  East  Riding  of  new 
yorkshire  husbandman  have  barganed  sold  and  made  over 
from  me  my  heirs  and  assignes  :  unto  Joseph  wood  of.  hun- 
tington afore  sd.  his  heirs  &  asignes  all  my  Right  title  and 
intrest  in  and  to  seaven  elevenths  of  a  farm  which  I  had  of 
Joseph  Whitman  and  Samuell  kecham,  except  four  lev- 
enths  of  twelve  accars  of  land  which  was  laid  out  to  Sam- 
uell kecham  as  also  all  Rights  and  previledge  that  doe  or 
ever  may  belong  to  the  afore  sd.  part  of  farme  all  which  I 
the  said  Benjamin  doe  by  these  presents  sell  alinate  and 
make  over  from  me  my  heirs  and  assignes  to  the  said 
Joseph  wood  his  heirs  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold 
forever. 

and  also  it  is  agreed  that  what  soever  the  Indeans  must  have 
for  the  soyle  Right  of  that  part  of  farme  I  the  said  Ben- 
jemin  doe  ingage  to  satisfie  the  one  half  in  witnesse  where 
of  I  have  set  to  my  hand  and  fixed  my  scale  this  20'''  of  the 
10"'  mo.  1677  Benjemin  Jones. 

signed  and  sealed  and  delivered  in  the  presents  of  us  JOHN 
Brush,  Tiiu.  Whitson. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  233 

this  presents  witnesseth  that  I  Joseph  wood  above  said 
doe  assigne  and  make  over  and  have  sold  from  me  my 
heirs  and  assignes  to  Jonathon  harnitt  his  heirs,  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust 
in  and  to  this  bill  of  sale  above  said  to  have  and  to  hold 
for  ever  as  witnesse  my  hand  this  16  of  y"  1 1"'"  i6^ 

Joseph  Wood. 
signed  and  delivered  in   the   presence  of  us  John  finch, 
Tho.  Whitson. 

these  presents  witnesse  that  I  Jonathon  harnutt  of  hunting- 
ton  do  assigne  and  make  over  and  have  sold  from  me  my 
heirs  and  assignes  to  John  green  his  heirs  executors  and 
asings  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust  in  and  to  this  bill 
of  sail  above  said  to  have  and  to  hold  from  me  and  all 
men  for  ever  as  witnesse  my  hand  this   1 1   day  of   febury 

l6^. 

Thos.  Martin  Jonathan  harnett 

Thomas  Ireland. 

This  is  a  true  copie  Compared  with  the  Origi- 
nall  bv  mc  John  Corev, 

Re  cor. 
{Court  llecorcU,  %>.  248 J 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1677,  Dec.  27.] 

Dec.  27,  1677. 

At  a  town  meeting  it  was  agreed  by  the  major  part 
of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  that,  whereas  Tho.  Powell 
had  a  grant  of  six  acres  of  land  on  Tredwell's  Plain,  he 
shall  take  up  six  acres  of  land  between  the  Town  and  the 
east  field  in  the  lieu  of  that  on  Tredwel's  Plain. 

It  was  agreed  by  the  major  part  of  the  town  that 


234  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Tho.  Whison  and  Tho.  Powell  shall  take  in  an  addition  to 
their  land  at  Cow  harbor  so  far  as  may  not  be  prejudicial 
to  highways. 

It  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major  part  of  the 
town  that  Jeremiah  Smith  shall  have  about  three  acres  of 
land  on  the  north  side  of  the  mill,  leaving  a  sufficient  high- 
way to  the  farmers  between  the  mill  and  the  foremention- 
ed  land.  The  forementioned  land  is  bounded  on  the  north 
with  a  run  of  water ;  on  the  west  with  the  cove  joining  to 
it  which  was  formerly  given  him  in  his  covenant  concern- 
ing the  mill ;  on  the  south  with  the  forementioned  high- 
way ;  and  on  the  east  with  the  woods  in  commonage.  As 
Epenetus  Piatt  &  Saml  Titus  saith  that  it  was  so 
granted. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  1873  from  the  original  in  No. 
2,  p.  30.] 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol  1,  p,  65  and  Court  Becords,  p.  198.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1678,  January  3.] 

Jan.  3.  1678. 
It  was  agreed  and  granted  by  the  major  part  of  the  town 
that  Rob*  Arthurs  lot  shall  bear  the  denomination  of  one 
hundred  pound  lottment,  and  to  take  up  division  of  land 
according  to  the  denomination  in  what  division  shall  be 
granted  after  his  grant  for  his  lottment. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873,  from  the  orig- 
inal in  No.  2,  p.  29;] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  65  b.  and  Court  Bee,  p.  197.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  235 

[DEED.     JOHN  GREEN  TO  JONATHAN 
HARNETT.] 

[1678,  Feb.  II.] 

These  may  certefie  whome  it  may  conserne  that  T  John 
green  of  hunting  upon  long  Island  in  york  shire  husband 
man  have  and  doe  by  these  presents  assigne  unto  Jonathen 
harnut  of  hunting  afore  sd  his  heires  and  assiges  this  deed 
of  sale  to  all  intents  &  purposses  from  me  my  heirs  and 
assignes  for  ever  except  my  medow,  as  witnesse  my  hand 
this  1 1  day  of  febuery  in  y*"  year  of  our  Lord  1678 
signed  in  y*^  '"'^  "^^^"^  °^ 

presence  of  Thomas  john  x  green 

IrLAND.      THOMAS  MARTIN. 

This  is  a  true  coppy  of  y°  origenall  by  me  John    Corey 
Rec^ 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  ;>.  108.) 


[TOWN  MEETINGS.] 

[1678,  April  I.] 

April  I.  1678. 
At  a  town  meeting  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  ma- 
jor part  that  Thomas  Higbee  should  have  that  part  of  the 
swamp  that  lieth  between  Goodman  Chichester's  home  lot 
and  Jacob  Walter's  swamp  ;  and  also  the  upland  joining  to 
it  as  shall  be  bounded  by  the  la3-ers  out ;  if  he  clear  it  in 
one  year's  time  after  the  da}^  above  written  and  keep  it 
clear  according  to  law  or  else  to  forfeit  to  the  town  again. 

By  me  John  Corey,  Rec''. 
[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873,  from  the  orig- 
inal in  No.  2,  p.  31. 

{ToiV7i  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  67,  and  Court  Eec.,  p.  199,  and  Deeds 
Vol  1,  p.  155.) 


21^  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[SHEEP  MARKS.] 

[1678,  May  28.] 

1678  Jonathan  Scudders  ear  marke  hee  markes  his 

May  y''  28  Creatures  with  is  a  hollow  Crop  one  y''  near  ear 
&  a  slit  one  each  side  y®  off  ear  which  makes  a 
flowered  edge. 

Joseph  Woods  marke  hee  gives  his  creatures 
is  a  half  peny  under  the  off  eare  cSt  a  nick  under 
the  neare  eare. 

Thomas  Whison  his  marke  he  gives  his  crea- 
turs  is  one  halfe  peny  one  y''  uper  sid  each  eare. 

Edward    Ketcham    his   marke    hee   gives  his 
Creatures  is  a  Crop  one  y*^  near  ear   ct  a  halfe 
peny  under  side  y*^  same  eare  and  a  slit  down  y*^ 
off  eare.* 
(Court  Bee, p.  228.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1678,  June  3.] 

June  3.   1678.  i 

At  a  town  meeting  it  was  agreed  by  the  major  part   of 

the  town  that  Thomas  Higbie  should  have  a  piece  of  land 

added  to  his  piece  of  swamp  which  land  lieth  on  the  south 

side  of  the  old  mill  path  between  Capt.  Bayley's   lot   and 

[*These  are  specimens  taken  from  hundreds  of  similar  en- 
tries in  the  records.  The  book  of  ear-marks  has  drawings  of 
the  form  of  the  ear  after  mutilation.  Every  farmer  had  a  spec- 
ial ear-mark  and  recorded  it  in  the  town  book  as  the  law  re- 
quired, and  therefore  ear-carving  became  one  of  the  fine  arts. 
C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  257 

Tho.  Lawrence's,  and  his  lot  to  bear  the  denomination  of  a 
hundred  pound  alotment  and  to  have  meadow  (when  pur- 
chased) equivalent  as  other  hundreds  shall  have  out  of  the 
meadow  he  paying  for  his  proportion  as  other  men  :  it  is 
to  be  understood  a  hundred  })ound  lottment  of  all  divisions 
that  is  to  be  laid  out  after  this  grant. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  from  the  origi- 
nal, No.  2,  p.  31.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  69,  and  Court  Records,  p.  Idd.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  EVERETT  TO  THOMAS  POWELL.] 

[1678,  Oct.  28.] 

octob''  the  28**^  1678  Sold  by  John  Evcrit  all  his  wright 
and  intrest  in  and  to  a  hundred  pound  alottment,  I  say  I  y" 
said  John  have  barganed  sold  and  made  over  from  mee  my 
heirs  executors  and  assignes  unto  Thomas  powell  of  Hun- 
tington his  heires  execato"  cSl  assignes  all  my  Right  title  & 
Intrest  to  all  y'  ever  did  or  ever  shall  belong  to  my  hun- 
dred pound  alotment  except  y*  4  accars  I  sold  to  Samuell 
Ketcham,  To  have  and  to  hold  for  ever  for  which  I  have 
received  satisfaction  already  in  hand. 
Witt.  John  Eavarat 

Thomas  Whitson 

John  Mitchel. 
{Court  Bee, p.  306.) 


[DEED.      JOHN     EVERETT    TO    SAMUEL 
KETCHAM.] 

[No  date.] 
Sold  by  John  Everit  his  home  Lott  being  foar  accars  bar- 


238  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

ganed  Sold  &  made  over  from  y"^  said  John  his  heires  and 
assignes  to  Samuell  Ketcham  his  heirs  &  assignes  all  his 
Right  &  Intrust  in  and  to  y^  4  accars  of  land  being  his  horn 
lott  haveing  received  full  satisfaction  already  in  hand.  I 
say  I  have  sold  &.  estranged  from  mee  my  heires  &  assignes 
to  y®  said  Samuell  his  heirs  &  assignes  To  have  and  to 
Hold  for  ever. 

Recorded  by  order  of  John  Everit  By  mee 

Thomas  Powell,  Rec' 
{Courti  Bee,  p.  306.) 


[REGULATIONS  CONCERNING  KILLING 
WOLVES*   &c.] 

[1679,  Jan.  3.] 

Some  matters  recomended  from  the 
Governer  and  Counsell  to  the  late 
Courts  of  sessions  of  the  North  and 
west  Ridings  with  their  returns  there 
upon  and  the  Governers  approbation 
thereof. 
Concerning  payment  for  wolves,  and  the  great  anuall 
fc,     abate""*  thereby  out  of  the  County  Rate. 

The  same  being  taken  into  consideration,  it  was  thought 
Reasonable  that  every  towne  should  pay  for  the  wolves 
killed  within  their  one  precinct,  and  that  each  towne  is 
enjoy ned  to  keepe  two  wolfepitts  att  least  in  good  repare 

[*The  Duke's  Laws  provided  that  any  Christian  or  Indian 
who  should  bring  the  head  of  a  wolf  or  whelp  to  a  constable 
should  be  paid  twenty  shillings.  The  rule  was  at  first  to  pro- 
duce the  ears,  but  as  the  Indians  passed  off  dogs'  ears  for 
genuine  wolf's  ears,  the  law  was  changed  to  require  the  produc- 
tion of  the  whole  head  with  the  ears  on,  and  on  payment  of 
the  bounty  the  ears  were  cut  off  and  destroyed.  The  Court  of 
Assizes  required  every  town  to  maintain  wolf-pits. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  239 

at  the  townes  charge  unless  any  private  person  or  persons 
will  undertake  to  doe  the  same  which  if  thay  shall  doe  then 
the  towne  to  be  excused,  but  the  wolves  that  shall  be  taken 
by  such  private  person  or  persons  are  to  be  pa3'd  for  by 
the  towne  as  the  law  directs,  the  which  to  be  observed, 
under  such  penaltie  for  neglect  as  the  Court  of  sessions 
shall  thinke  fitt  to  Impose. 

It  being  likew^ise  recomended  to  the 
Courts  to  Ascertaine  the  prices  of 
Corne  provision  &c.  to  be  received 
for  the  Countev  votes  according-  to  a 
former  Regulation. 


It  is  proposed  as  ffolloweth  (viz) 

Porke  at 

3*^:  p.:  lib- 

Beefe  at 

.     2  :  p  :  lib: 

Winter  wheat 

at  4''''  p  Bushell 

Summer  wheat          .... 

.     at  3  S  p.  Bushell 

Indian  Corne  at 

at  2:  3  p.  Bushell 

Rye 

at  2:  6:  p.  Bushell 

Oyle 

at  I*  10"''  p  Barrell 

New  Yorke  January 

3:  1679:                                                  The 

afore  mentioned 

payment  for  wolves  and 

ascertaneing  of   y''    Rates 

approved  of   by  the  Gen'"" 

Matthias  NichoUs.  sccr. 

A  true  Coppy  p.  Joseph  L  Lcpherrt. 

(File  No.  21.) 


[DEED.       JOHN    MITCHELL    TO    ROBERT 
KELLUM.] 

[1679.  Jan.  13.] 

hunting 

Jeneuary  13"'  1679  know  all  whom  it  may  consarn  that 


240  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

whare  as  John  michell  of  nesaquak  in  the  East  Riding  of 
new  york  sheer,  hath  sold  his  lot  that  lyeth  in  hunting-ton 
to  Robart  Kellam  of  Setoket  of  the  East  Riding  of  New 
york  sheer,  and  the  sd.  Robart  kellem  doth  not  find  the 
lot  in  such  Condision  as  was  mentioned  in  bargin,  in  lack- 
ing of  apell  trees  and  fencing,  therefore  the  above  sd.  John 
Mitchell  doth  alow  eight  pound  and  four  shillings  out  of 
the  last  payment  that  the  above  sd.  Robart  is  to  pay  to 
John  michell  in  their  bargin  of  a  hous  that  John  Michell  is 
to  build  for  the  sd.  Robart  kellem. 
As.  Witnesse  by  me  John  Core, 

my  hand.  Record' 

John  Michell 
{Court  Bee, p.  290.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1679,  April  I.] 

April  I.  1679. 
At  a  town  meeting  it  was  ordered  as  foUoweth  :  That 
this  present  smith  Samuel  Griffen  and  all  others  that  shall 
or  may  desire  land  in  this  town  shall  be  bound  to  build 
and  fence  their  lots  given  them  and  diligently  follow  their 
particular  trades  for  the  benefit  of  the  town  in  general  and 
every  particular  [person]  thereof  for  the  term  of  seven 
years  at  the  least  and  not  to  make  any  sale  or  alienation 
thereof  during  the  said  term  of  seven  years  ;  and  the  smith 
shall  be  bound  to  place  a  man  of  the  same  trade  in  his 
stead  in  case  he  see  cause  to  leave  the  town,  or  else  to 
return  it  into  the  town's  hands  again  they  paying  to  him 
his  full  charges  ;  and  all  such  as  have  land  given  them 
under  any  denomination  of  hundred  or  hundreds  shall 
have  land  according  to  what  the  town  shall  lay  out,  but 
not  according  to  what  the  town  have  already  laid  out. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  24I 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voted  and  granted  that 
Sam'  Griffen  should  have  a  lot  in  the  town  upon  the  fore- 
mentioned  conditions. 

The  forementioned  Sam'  Griffen  doth  make  choice  of  a 
piece  of  land  at  the  harbor  ;  but  he  hath  changed  with 
Steven  Jarvis  Jun'  for  that  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
the  lot  that  was  formerly  in  the  tenour  or  occupation  of 
Noah  Rogers  and  now  Thos.  Weeks,  it  being  about  3 
acres. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  3'ear  1873,  from  the  origi- 
nal in  the  Old  Book,  No.  2,  p.  45  or  59.] 
{Tuwn  Mee  Ings,  Vol.  1,  p.  71.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1679,  April  I.J 

Timithy  Conklings  Land  Rec'' 
Aprill  y*"  ist,  1679  Voated  and  granted  by  y^  major  part 
of  y*"  Town  unto  Timothy  Conkling :  three  or  foure  Acres 
of  land  and  swamp  towards  liis  divition  it  lying  in  y*^  west 
neck  on  y*"  north  side  of  y"  cove  swamp  And  to  be  layd  out 
as  y''  layers  out  shall  see  cause 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  143.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1679,  April  I.] 

April  I.  1679. 
At  a  town  meeting  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Joseph 
Wood,  Cooper,  shall  have  a  lot  on  the  North  side  of  Joseph 
Baly's  home  lot.     The  above  said  lot  is  bounded  on  the 


242  HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 

east  and  north  with  the  king's  highway,  and  the  rear 
toward  the  old  mill  pond  ;  and  the  above  said  lot  to  bear 
the  denomination  of  hundred  pound  alotments.  Granted 
by  the  maior  part  of  the  town. 

By  me  John  Corey  Recorder. 
[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  from  the  original 
in] 

{Toicn  Meetings,  Vol.  1, 11.  73.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1679,  Apr.  I.] 


At  Town  meeting. 
Aprill  the  first  1679  it  was  voated  and  agreed  by  the 
major  part  of  the  towne  that  the  Constable  and  overseers 
should  make  choyse  of  3  :  4  or  5  of  the  neighbors  such  as 
they  shall  think  fit  and  the  Constable  and  overseers  to- 
gether with  those  that  they  shall  chuse  shall  lay  such  rat  of 
tax  up  on  the  hundreds  as  they  shall  think  best  for  the  good 
of  the  town. 

At  a  town  meeting  Aprill  the  first  1679  it  was  voated 
and  granted  that  Jonathan  miller  should  have  one  hundred 
pound  comonage 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  by 
voate  Jonathan  harnit  that  he  shall  have  fifty  pound  com- 
monage added  to  his  lot. 

Same  day  above  written  it  voated  and  granted  that 
Josiah  Jones  should  have  a  lot  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
hempsted  path  and  one  hundred  pound  commonage. 

these  two  below  Entered  in  New  Book  A  page  48. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  243 

April  I"'  1679  Isaac  Piatt,  chosen  Constable. 
Richard   willams  &  Jonathan  Rogers  overseers  \^,' 

John  Core  chosen  Clerke  or  Recorder. 

now  whereas  it  may  seem  strange  that  som  of  the  town 
acts  that  were  done  in  the  year  1677  and  1678  and:  are 
recorded  by  John  Core :  these  may  sattisfie  those  who  it 
may  Consern  that  John  Core  was  Chossen  overseer  in  the 
year  1677  and  by  the  Constables  order  at  town  meeting 
when  the  town  Recorder  was  absent  did  writ  meny  of  the 
town  acts  and  they  remained  in  his  hand  and  when  the 
time  of  his  being  overseer  was  expired  he  was  chosen  Re- 
corder for  this  town  of  huntington. 

[Copied  from  Court    Records    168 1-4  p.  31.  or  p.         ,  in 
the  Revision  of  the  Records  in  1873.] 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  pp.  75-6-7.) 


[REPORT  OF  ARBITRATORS  BETWEEN 
JONATHAN  ROGERS  AND  JONA- 
THAN SCUDDER. 

[1679,  May  30.] 

know  all  men  who  it  may  consern  that  whereas  A  differ- 
ence did  arise  between  Jonathan  Rogers  &  Jonathan 
Scudder  both  of  huntington  in  the  east  Riding  of  new  york 
I  say  a  difference  did  arise  between  them  about  a  sertain 
parsell  of  land  lying  in  the  old  west  field  and  the  above 
said  Jonathon  Rogers  &  Jonathan  Scudder  made  choyce 
of  Thomas  Townsend  of  oysterbay  &  John  Core  ot  hun- 
tington to  put  an  end  to  their  difference  and  impowcrcd 
their  2  arbetraters  in  case  they  could  not  agree  to  make 
choys  of  a  third  man  who  should  have  equall  powr  with 
them  in  puting  A  tinall  end  to  their  difference  and  the  said 


2/p^  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

'Jonathan  Rogers,  and  Jonathen  Scudder  bound  them  selves 
In  A  bond  of  twenty  pound  in  passable  pay  to  stand  to  the 
Judgment  of  their  2  or  3  arbetraters  ;  and  if  either  parties 
did  desent  from  the  verdit  of  their  arbetraiters  he  should 
pay  the  20  pounds  to  the  other  thus  the  above  said  Jona- 
then Rogers  &  Jonathan  Scudder  joyntly  consented  to  each 
other. 

Thomas  Townsend  &  John  Core  cannot  agree  about  the 
difference  depending  between  Jonathin  Rogers  &  Jonathan 
scudder  have  joyntly  consented  and  made  choyce  ot  Joseph 
Whitman  of  huntington  to  be  the  umpier  wee  beneath  sub- 
scribed haveing  well  wayed  and  examened  the  difference 
depending  between  Jonathen  Rogers  and  Jonathan  Scud- 
der doe  determin  that  Jonathan  Rogers  shall  peacably 
possesse  and  injoye  the  lott  of  land  that  he  bought  or  ex- 
changed with  william  osborne  lying  within  the  old  west 
field  delivering  unto  the  coustedy  of  and  possession  of 
Jonathan  Scudder  three  akers  of  land  of  that  which  is  next 
to  thomas  benedicks  in  the  same  feild  and  paying  to  Jona- 
than scudder  or  his  order  in  good  marchantable  paye  in 
the  consideration  of  the  exchange  of  the  afore  said  lots  of 
land  and  charges  expended  in  the  prosecution  of  the  differ- 
ence between  them  ;  two  pound  eight  shillings,  and  each 
to  satisfie  their  arbetrators  for  their  trouble  and  lose  of 
time,  witnesse  our  hands  in  huntington  this  30*''  day  of  may 
1679. 

by  me  John  Core  Re" 

Thomas  townsend  )  memorandem  that  the  formentioned 

Joseph  whitman      >  or  fore  sd.  Jonathan  Rogers  and  Jon- 

JOHN  Core  )  athan  Scudder  did  consent  to  Rest 

satisffie     \Aith  the  determenation  of 

their  above  named    Arbytrators  by 

me 

John  Core.  Rec"^ 
[Ck>urt  Records,  pp.  285-6.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  245 

[GOV.  ANDROSS'S   ORDER  TO  SEIZE  A 
VESSEL.] 

[1679,  J^ine  II.] 

By  the  Govern' 
Whereas  I  am  credibly  informed  that  one  Richard  Betts 
hath  with  a  sloope  severall  times  traded  in  your  parts 
and  carried  away  Goods  &  Passengers  contrary  to  acts  of 
Parliament  as  well  as  Law  &  custome  of  these  parts,  &  is 
now  in  yo"  Harbo"' 

These  are  in  his  Ma'""'  name  to  require  you  to  secure  the 
said  sloop  &  take  order  that  shee  bee  safely  brought  to 
this  place  where  said  Richard  Betts  to  answer  the  above 
or  what  shall  bee  alleaged  against  him  in  that  behalfe,  and 
that  also  you  give  notice  to  Joseph  Whitman  late  Consta- 
ble of  yo'  Towne  and  Henry  Disbroue  that  they  likewise 
appeare  here  at  the  same  time,  upon  the  same  account. 

Given  under  my  hand  &.  scale,  in  New  Yorke  the  1 1**^ 
day  of  June  1679. 

Andross. 
To  the  Constable  of 
Huntington  or  his  deputy 

Examined  by  mee 
Mathias  NicoUs,  Sec'' 
{Court  Records,  p.  343.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     ELIPHELET  JONES  vs. 
JOHN  FINCH.] 

[1679,  July  28.] 

At  A  town  Coort  held  In  hunting  by  his  magests  author- 
ity July  28.  1679.  where  Isaack  platt,  constable,  Abiell 
Titus :   John  Sammons  Richart  williams :   Jonathan  Rog- 


246  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

ers,  over  seers,  the  same  day  above  written  Mr  Eliphelet 
Jons  plaintive  against  John  finch  senior  deffendent  In  an 
action  of  debt  upon  a  bill  of  9  pounds  ten  shillings  that 
John  finch  past  to  Mr  Jons  In  the  year  1667.  the  court  finds 
for  the  plentive  that  the  defent.  shall  pay  to  the  plentive 
the  Remaining  part  of  the  bill  which  is  £2  10^  in  good 
marchintable  pay  at  price  curant. 
and  2  pound  dammage  with  cost  of  court, 
by  me 

John  Core  Rec"" 
[Court Revui^l,  p.  281 ) 

« 

[ISAAC  NICHOLS  TO  JOHN  FINCH.     SALE  OF 
BEACH  AND  "  DRIFT  WHALES.  "] 

[No  date.] 

No  date  orig  : 
Know  all  men  by  these  prsent  That  I  Isack  Nickalls  of 
Stratford  have  and  doe  by  these  prsents  make  over  unto 
John  finch  of  huntington  all  y'"  same  Rite  of  beach  and  all 
drift  whales  y'  comes  ashore  upon  y'  Marsapage  beach  y' 
I  had  of  Mr.  John  Rigbell  of  mamaranock  as  witnesse  my 
hand  Isack  Niccols 
Witnesse  steven  Jarvis,  Eliasaph  preston. 

by  me  John  Corey,  Rec"" 
{ Court  Record,  p.  395.  j 


[EXCHANGE  OF  LAND  BETWEEN  STEPHEN 
JARVIS  AND  SAMUEL  GRIFFIN.] 

[1679,  Aug.  20.] 

The  Records  of  y'^  Land  of  Stephen  Jarvis,  J™'  taken  out 
of  y''  old  Book  Jun"'  10:   1682 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  247 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  :  or  who  it  may  concerne 
yt  where  as  Stceven  Jarvis  Jiinr.  had  a  lot  formerly  grant- 
ed to  him  b}-  y"  town  and  to  bare  y*"  denomination  of  a 
hundred  pound  alotment  and  y''  sd  hous  Lott  lying  on  y" 
south  side  of  y''  lott  y'  was  formerly  in  possession  of  Noah 
Rogers.  This  writing  testefieth  to  all  who  it  may  C(3n- 
cerne  y*  Samuel  Grififin  :  And  Steeven  Jarvuis  ^^"''  both  of 
huntington  have  agreed  and  consented  to  ech  other  to  ex- 
chang  their  house  lots  :  Samuell  Griffin  to  have  y"  lot  y' 
was  Steeven  Jarvisses  y*  lyeth  on  y"  south  side  of  y®  lot  y* 
was  formerly  in  y""  possession  of  Noah  Rogers  :  and  Stee- 
ven Jarvis  to  have  y®  lot  y*  was  Samuell  Griffens  yMyethat 
y^  harbour  by  y*"  grat  hollow  or  graving  place  :  and  is  lay- 
ed  out  by  Joseph  Bayly  and  Thomas  powell :  men  chosen 
by  y^  town  for  such  purpos  who  have  bounded  it  as  y" 
place  would  aforde  from  y*"  hie  way  to  low  watter  marke, 
August  20 :    1679. 

by  me  John  Corey,  Record. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  109.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  GREEN  TO  ISAAC  PLATT.] 

[1679,  Sept.  2.] 
Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  John  green  of  Crab 
medow  within  the  bounds  of  huntington  upon  long  Hand 
in  the  east  Riding  of  yorksheere  husbandman,  have  bar- 
ganed  sold  and  made  over  from  me  my  heirs  executers, 
adminesters  and  assings,  all  my  right  titell  and  intrust :  un- 
to A  sertine  parsell  of  medow  land  lying  and  being  on  the 
south  side  of  this  eiland  :  on  A  necke  of  medow  commonly 
caled  by  the  name  of  the  greate  neck  :  within  the  bounds 
of  huntington  :  bounded  as  heere  specified,  one  the  east 
side  with  the  medow  of  Tho":  powell:  Common  meddow 
and  on  part  with  the  medow  of  Isack  platt,  the  west  Mr 
Wood  in  part  and  Jonathan  Rogers  from  the  Hand    down 


248  ,     HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

to  the  sound,  it  being  the  half  proportion  of  A  three  hun- 
dred pound  alotment  in  its  first  Devision  :  William  Rogers 
deseased  :  thence  estranged  unto  Andrew  messinger  and 
to  Samuell  messenger  from  thence  to  John  green :  all 
which  hath  three  hundred  pound  preportion  of  medow 
land  I  have  made  over  unto  Isaac  platt  of  huntington 
his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  asigns :  for  A  reas- 
onable consideration  in  hand  paide  before  the  sealling  and 
delivery  heere  of  for  which  consideration  I  have  and  by 
these  presents  doe  alenate  and  estrange  all  my  Right  title 
and  Intrest  of  medow  land  and  every  part  and  parcell : 
from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assigns : 
unto  I-sack  platt  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
assigns ;  too  have  and  too  hold  for  ever,  and  further  I  the 
said  John  green  doth  Ingadge  my  self  my  heirs  executors  ad- 
ministrators and  assigns  to  save  harmlesse  and  undamnefied 
isack  plat  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assigns 
from  any  person  or  person  that  shall  or  may  by  any  way 
or  means  whatsoever  lay  any  clame  or  title  to  the  said 
medow  land  or  any  part  or  parcell  thereof  as  witness  my 
hand  and  seal  this  2'  day  of  September,  in  the  one  and  thir- 
ty yeare  of  his  magesties  Rainge  and  in  the  year  of  our 
lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  seventy  and  nine 
signed  &  sealed  and  the  X  "''''■''  °^ 

delivered  In  presence  of  us  JoHN  Green 

Jonas  Wood 
Jonathan  Harnet. 

{Deeda,  Vol.  1,  p.  64.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  ROGERS  TO  JOHN  MATHEWS  Jr.] 

[1679,  Sept.  24.] 

This  Writing  Certifieth  that  I  John  Rogers  of  hemsteed 
uppon  Long  eiland  in  the    north   Riding    of   Yorkesheare 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  249 

Brickmaker  have  ffreely  and  voUentaryly  given  and  made 
over  ffrom  mee  my  heircs  executors  administrators  and  as- 
signes  all  my  Rite  title  and  intrest  unto  a  lotment  formerly 
in  the  tenor  or  occupation  of  John  Broton  given  to  him  by 
the  towne  and  By  order  Recorded  and  Bought  of  him  By 
mee  which  Lot  with  all  its  privilidges  I  Doe  by  these  pres- 
ents make  over  unto  John  Mathews  Jur.  son  of  John  Math- 
ews of  huntington  in  the  cast  Riding  of  yorkcsheare  vick- 
tular  and  to  his  assignes  to  have  and  to  hould  for  ever  in 
witness  whereof  I  have  heare  unto  set  my  hand  this  24"'  of 
September  in  the  31'*  yeare  of  his  ma*'"  Raine  and  in  the 
yeare  of  our  Lord  1679. 

Witnes  *'"  ™=^^'*^  °' 

Joseph  Bayly.  John  x  Rogers. 

{File  No.  72.) 


[DEED.     DANIEL  PHILLIPS  TO  JOSEPH  WOOD.] 

[1679,  October  6.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  daniell  phillips  of 
newtown  upon  long  Hand  in  the  west  Riding  of  york  sheer 
have  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  thirteen  pound 
sterling  paid  unto  me  the  said  daniell  phillips  before  the 
in  sealmg  of  these  p'sents  well  and  truly  contented  satisfied 
and  paid  by  Joseph  wood  coper  of  Huntington  in  the  este 
Riding  of  york  sheer  on  long  Hand  :  where  of  and  where 
with  I  the  said  daniell  phillips  doe  acknowledg  my  self 
fully  satisfied  contented  and  payed  and  the  said  Joseph 
wood  his  heyers  executors  administrators  and  evry  of  them 
doe  fully  clearly  and  absolutly  acquit  and  discharge  for 
ever  by  these  presents  :  know  y*=  therefore  that  I  daniell 
phillips  have  fully  clearly  and  absolutely  barganed  and 
sold  and  do  by  these  p''sents  fully  clearly  and  absolutely 
bargain  sell  unto  the  above  named  Joseph  wood  his   heirs 


250  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

executors  and  assinges  A  frame  of  a  hous  newly  sett  up  in 
the  said  town  of  Huntington  on  a  pece  of  land  which  joyns 
to  the  north  side  of  Captaine  balys  lott  it  is  bounded  on  the 
north  est  side  with  the  street  ;  which  goes  down  to  the 
harbor  to  have  and  injoy  the  sa3'd  frame  to  the  only  use 
and  proper  behalfe  of  the  sayd  Joseph  wood  :  his  heirs  and 
assinges  for  ever  :  and  further  the  sd.  daniell  doth  covenant 
and  grant  for  his  heires  executors  and  adminstrators  to  & 
with  the  sd.  Joseph  his  haires  &  assings  by  these  presents 
that  he  the  said  daniell  is  the  true  and  proper  owner  of  and 
singler  the  p'"misses  afore  bargained  and  sold  and  that  he 
hath  full  power  and  lawful!  authority  in  his  own  right  to 
bargaine  sell,  give,  grant,  convey  and  assure  the  same,  and 
every  part  and  parsell  thereof  to  the  said  Joseph  and  I  the 
sd  daniell  phillips  doe  warrant  my  self  good  in  law  free 
from  any  former  bargaines  and  sales  or  any  just  claime  o 
any  p'son.  or  p'sons  what-so-ever  to  the  confarmation  of  the 
prmises  I  the  sd.  daniell  phillips  have  here  unto  sett  my 
hand  and  scale  this  sixth  day  of  October  in  the  yeare  of  our 
lord  god  1679. 
Witness  DANIELL  PHILLIPS. 

Janes  Smith  This  is  a  true  copie  compared 

Benjamen  Cornish  with  the  originall  per  mee 

John  Corey 

Rec^ 
{Court  Rec,  p.  326.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  JONES  TO  EDWARD  BUNCE.] 

[1679,  Oct.  27.] 

know  all  men  by  these  present  that  I  John  Jons  of  hun- 
tington  in  the  east  Riding  of  New  York  sheer  husband 
man :  I  say  I  have  sold  all  my  Right  of  a  two  hundred 
pound  alotment  at  Crabmedow  farme  To  Edward  bunce  of 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  25  I 

the  same  town  for  a  Reasonable  Consideration  In  hand 
ah-cdy  Received  I  the  above  said  John  Jons  have  bargoned 
sold  and  estranged  from  me  my  heirs  executors  admines- 
trators  and  asings  unto  Edward  bunce  of  huntington  above 
sd.  husband  man  and  to  his  heirs  executors  administers  or 
asings  to  have  and  to  hold  for  ever  all  my  Right  unto  the 
above  mentioned  tow  hundred  pound  allotment  as  wit- 
nesse  my  hand  this  27  of  October  1679 

John  Jons. 
(Court  Bee,  p.  287.) 


[DEED.     ABIAL  TITUS  TO  EDWARD  BUNCE.] 

[1679,  Oct.  27.] 

know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  abiell  titus  of  hun- 
tington in  the  east  Ridding  in  york  sheer  husband  man 
have  bargoned  sold  and  made  over  all  my  Right  and  title 
unto  a  one  hundred  pound  alotment  at  Crabmedow  farmes 
unto  Edward  bunce  of  the  above  sd.  town  husband  man 
for  A  reasonable  consideration  agreed  on :  I  say  I  the 
above  sd.  Abiell  titus  have  bargoned  sold  and  estranged 
from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  asings 
unto  Edward  bunce  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
asings  all  my  right  and  title  that  doth  or  hcer  after  may 
belong  vmto  the  above  sd.  one  hundred  pound  alotment  at 
Crabmedow  farme  in  witnesse  where  of  I  the  above  sd. 
abiell  titus  have  here  unto  sett  my  hand  this  2y  of  October 
1679. 

Abiell  titus. 
John  Core,  Recorder. 
[Court  Eec,  p.  2S7.) 


252  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[LEASE.      JOHN    SCUDDER    TO    GEORGE 
BALDING.] 

[1679,  Nov.  15.] 

Know  all  men  whome  it  may  consern  that  I  John  Scudder 
liveing  in  huntington  in  y"  East  Riding  of  new  york  sheire 
have  set  and  let  for  y*^  terme  of  four  years  from  y*^  date 
hereof  unto  gorge  Bolding  of  y"  same  town  both  upland  & 
medow  with  y*"  housing  &  all  priveledges  there  unto 
belonging  as  also  y®  sd.  John  doe  let  y*"  sd.  gorge  Bolding 
2  oxen :  2  heiffers  y*^  come,  2  yere  old  apeece  &  four  boxes 
&  4  hoops  for  wheeles,  one  sheare  one  colter  one  chain:  2 
pair,  of  yoke  irons  and  clevis  &  a  spade  &  one  wedge  and 
for  y*^  use  of  and  hire  of  y*^  above  mentioned  Estate  ;  I  y^ 
above  sd.  gorge  Bolding  doe  Ingadge  to  pay  or  caus  to  be 
payed  to  John  Scudder  or  his  heires  or  assignes  y''  full  and 
just  sum  of  five  pounds  In  good  and  currant  merchantable 
pay  yearly  during  y^  terme  of  four  years  above  specefied 
which  severall  payment  is  in  y*^  whole  will  amount  to 
twenty  pounds. 

also  I  y'^  above  sd.  gorge  Bolding  doe  Ingadge ;  to  leave  a 
suficent  five  Raile  fence  about  y*^  sd.  land  now  taken  in  at 
y'^  end  of  y"^  fower  years  and  to  clear  &  brake  lower  acres 
of  land  with  in  y''  fore  sd.  fence  before  y''  fower  yeares  be 
expired  and  doe  Ingadge  to  leave  three  loads  of  good  hay, 
And  to  deliver  y''  fore  sd.  John  Scudder  or  his  assignes  y® 
fore  sd.  Cattell  and  tackling  &  tooles  in  as  good  condition 
as  I  now  Receive  them.  The  oxen  then  to  come  Eleven 
years  old.  and  y''  heifers  6  yeares  of  adge.  Where  unto 
we  enterchangably  set  to  our  hands  this  15"'  of  Novem- 
ber 1679. 

John  Scudder. 

the  mark  of 

GEORGE  X  Balding 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


253 


Witnesse 
Thomas  Skidmor 
Samuell  Griffen 

This  is  a  true  copie  compared  with  y°  originall  by  me 

John  Corey.  Rec'"' 
(Court  Bee,  p.  374.; 


[THOMAS  SCIDMORE  IN  DFEAULT.] 


[1679,  Dec.  8.] 

december  the  8.  1679. 
Thomas  Skidmore 

we  are  to  acquaint  you  of  tow  orders  we  have  as  you  cannot 
be  ignorant  of  from  the  Governor  the  first  is,  that  charges 
you  accasioned  us  to  expend  at  yorke  at  James  Mathews 
w'^''  is  ^i  as  allso  for  our  tow  mans  time  and  other  expenc- 
es  £2.  1 8s.  that  at  yorke  you  know  was  to  have  been  paid 
long  before  this  time  in  p'visions  w'''  we  expect  you  to 
bring  us  a  discharge  for  in  fourthteene  dayes  and  that  y*- 
is  to  be  paid  heare  by  the  same  time,  if  you  faile  you  may 
be  asured  we  will  not  faile  to  fetch  all  the  mony  due  by 
stress  Av^^  will  increace  the  sum. 

the  2"*^  is  that  order  from  the  Governer  in  which  order 
you  are  injoyned  to  doe  that  with  the  Indians  w*^''  you  yet 
have  not  done  nether  for  the  matter  of  it  nor  for  the  man- 
ner of  doing  therefor  we  signifie  to  you  yt  if  you  doe  not 
com  within  foretene  dayes  and  give  us  a  satisfing  account 
of  your  fullfilling  in  all  poynts  that  order  you  may  be  as- 
sured we  shall  render  an  accountt  to  the  governer  who  it 
is  that  is  still  in  that  matter. 

this  A  true  Copic  by 
me  John  Core.  Rec"" 
(Court  Record,  p.  345.) 


254  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[THE  TURK'S  RATE.] 

[1679,  Dec.  8.] 

Turk  Rat 

Samuell  Wood  12  adde  18  maks  30 

Richard  Willans  8  adde  12  maks  20 

Walter  noks  8  adds  12  maks  20 

John  golden  8  adds  12  maks  20 

Steven  Jarvis  8  adds  12  maks  20 

Captt  Joseph  bayly  20  adds  30  maks  50 

John  brush  14  maks  10 


and  Thos.  brush  falling  short  4  pound  of  pork  in  the  for- 
mer payment  it  is  now  10 
The  sum  of  y''  porke  is  a.  170"' 

Whare  as  formerly  a  Rate  was  made  for  the  payment  as 
of  a  debt  deu  at  york  for  the  discharge  of  which  debt  the 
towns  men  added  by  Rate  made  upon  the  hundreds  :  that 
every  hundred  was  to  pay  4  pound  of  pork,  the  which  pay 
was  made  by  most  of  the  town  yet  not  withstanding  some 
have  been  neglegent  have  not  payd  to  this  :  therefore  this 
day  it  was  ordered  by  the  Constables  and  overseers  that 
those  men  that  have  not  payd  and  find  them  the  cause  of 
A.  greate  deale  of  damage  that  is  com  upon  us  by  their 
default,  they  order  these  men  shall  pay  all  the  Remainder 
of  what  is  still  deue  :  to  gether  with  all  insedantall  charges 
that  may  arise  either  by  gathering  or  transporting. — 
this  above  written  sums  is  to  be  payd  in  pork  or  to  be  con- 
verted into  whale  bone  or  butter, 
desem.  8"'  1679  Isaac  Platt 

Richard  Williams 

AbIEL  TITUS 

John  Sammis 
Jonathan  Rogers 


.  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  255 

Thomas  Brush  &  John  Brush  hath  payd  2*  to  Sam  Titus, 
since  this  order  and  think  so  cleered  :  as  S.  T.  told  me 

John  Corey 
for  which  2^  y'^  sd.  Titus 
owneth  himself  debter 
{File  No.  16.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1679,  Dec.  9,] 

desember  th.  9.  1679. 
it  was  agred  and  voated  by  the  constable  and  overseers 
that  those  men  that  did  not  pay  their  full  som  to  the  turks 
Rate  when  they  ware  Required  shall  now^  pay  the  Re- 
mainder with  all  the  nesessary  charges  that  shall  arise 
there  upon  through  their  neglect. 
{Court  Rec,  p.  24:1.) 


[STEPHEN    JARVIS'S    LANDS.] 

[1679,  Dec.  22.] 

The  Records  of  the  lands  &  medow^s  of  Steven  Jarvis  his 
hous  lott  situatt  and  being  In  huntington  :  the  hous  lot  of 
Thos :  fleet  on  the  north  side  and  the  hous  lot  of  Rob' 
Cranfeild  on  the  south  side  and  frunting  to  the  street  west 
ward  and  the  Reare  to  the  woods  in  Comon  East  ward  : 
as  also  the  medow  belonging  to  the  said  lot :  lying  1**^  being 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Hand  on  A  neck  comonly  called 
Josias  neck  namely  8  acars  more  or  less  the  medow  of  Jon- 
athon  harnit  on  the  east  side  :  the  medow  of  James  Chit- 
chester  on  the  west  sid  :  the  Reare  to  the  sea  cS:  the  front 
to  the  woods  :  as  also  a  part  of  it  lying  in  a  parsell  of  Com- 


256  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.     . 

mon  :  medow  on  the  same  neck  his  planting  land  four  acars 
and  a  halfe  on  the  east  neck  the  land  of  James  Chitchester 
on  the  westeren  side  the  land  of  Robert  Cranfeild  on  the 
easteren  sid  of  it :  and  bounded  with  the  beach  on  the 
northern  end  and  the  south  with  the  woods  in  comon  as 
also  seaven  acars  and  a  halie  of  land  on  the  same  neck 
towards  the  poynt  the  land  of  thomas  powell  on  the  west 
sid  :  the  land  of  Robert  Cranfeild  on  the  east  sid  the  Rear 
to  the  cleft  Northward  the  front  towards  the  hie  way :  and 
another  parcell  of  land  lying  on  the  east  neck  containing 
three  acars  the  land  of  John  finch  lying  by  it  given  in  by 
Steven  Jarvis  Jun""  by  order  from  his  father  in  my  heareing. 

By  me  John  Core  Recorder. 
Desember  22  :   1679. 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  42.) 


[DEED.    JACOB  WALKER  TO  JOHN  BETTS.] 

[1680,  Jan.  26.] 

know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Jacob  walker  of 
strattford  in  the  colony  Of  Connecticutt  in  new  ingland  for 
&  in  consideration  of  the  summe  of  one  hundred  pounds  in 
curant  pay  of  this  collony  to  me  alredy  in  hand  payed  by 
John  betts  of  weathers  feild  in  the  Collony  afore  named 
and  for  divers  other  good  causes  and  considerations :  me 
moving  and  exciting  here  unto  have  sold  allinated  asigned, 
set  over  given  granted  and  confirmed  and  doe  by  these 
presents  fully  frely  wholely  cleerly  and  absolutly  sell  alli- 
nate  and  assign  set  over  give  grant  and  confirm  unto  him 
the  sd.  John  Betts  all  and  every  part  and  parsell  of  that 
housing  and  lands  which  was  assigned  and  made  over  unto 
me  the  sd.  Jacob  walker  by  mark  meggs  and  Avis  his  wife 
or  either  of  them  sittuate  and  beeing  in  the  township  of 
huntington  on  long  Island  as  it  stands  Recorded  to  the  said 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  25/ 

mark  meggs  or  unto  me  the  sd.  Jacob  walker  ;  or  did  or 
doth  appertaine  unto  him  the  sd.  marke  meggs  or  unto  me 
the  sd.  Jacob  walker  together  with  all  the  prohts  commod- 
ityes  benifits  previledges  apurtenances  and  adwantages 
what  soever  thence  arising  or  to  the  same  or  eny  part  or 
parcell  thereof?  ;  in  any  wise  belonging  or  appertaining 
for  him  the  sd.  John  betts  heirs  executors  administrators 
or  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  use  occupie  possesse  and 
In  joy  from  the  day  of  the  date  of  these  presents  for  ever: 
with  out  any  evaition,  ejecion  trouble  incumbrance  or 
mollestation  whatsoever  from  or  by  mee  the  sd.  Jacob  wal- 
ker or  from  or  by  any  person  or  persons  what  soever 
claiming  or  that  shall  or  may  claime  the  same  or  a.ny  part 
there  of  from  for  or  by  or  under  me  :  by  vertue  or  collour 
of  any  Right  or  title  any  way  derived  from  me  warranting 
and  assuring  by  these  presents  that  I  the  sd.  Jacob  walker 
at  and  before  the  ensealling  and  delivery  of  these  presents 
have  good  Right  and  lawfuU  title  in  and  unto  the  same,  to 
sell  and  confirme  the  same  as  in  and  by  these  presents  1 
have  done  and  that  it  is  wholely  free  and  cleir  accquitted 
and  discharged  of  and  from  all  other  and  former  sales^ 
grants,  gifts,  morgages  and  alinations  what  so  ever,  hereby 
granting  full  power  and  authority  imto  him  the  sd.  John 
betts  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or  assignes  to 
record  or  cans  to  be  Recorded  the  fore  mentioned  estate 
unto  him  and  them  for  ever  in  the  i)ublique  Records  of  the 
fore  named  town  of  huntirigton  or  eny  other  publique 
Records  in  the  Teritores  of  new  york  whare  it  may  or 
ought  to  be  Recorded  and  I  doe  hereby  oblydge  my  self 
to  make  and  give  unto  the  sd.  John  betts  any  further 
writtmg  or  assurance  for  confirming  the  same  to  him  and 
his  heires  executors  administrators  or  assignes  for  ever 
which  he  the  sd.  John  Betts  or  his  counsell  learned  in  the 
law  shall  Resonably  desire  provided  I  be  not  put  to  travell 
above  ten  miles  from  my  dwelling  place  to  accompish  the 
same,  for  the  full  conformation  and  perfict  establishment  of 


258  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS, 

all  which  I  have  to  these  presents  :  put  my  hand  and  scale 

this  26  of  Jeneuaiy  1680.  .    Jacob  Walker. 

signed  sealed  and 

delivered  in  the  presents 

ol  us.    Joseph  Walker 
Edward  higuee 

Jacob  walker  personally  apered  before 
me  the  24  of  november  1681.  and  ack- 
nowledged the  above  written  instru- 
ment to  be  his  act  and  deed. 

John  Core}^  Clark. 

Mr  Jacob  walker  personally  appered  before  mee  the  26 
of  Jeneuary  1680  and  acknowledged  the  above  written 
instrument  to  be  his  act  and  deed. 

William  Curtis 

Comisioner 
this  is  a  true  Copie  extracted  out  of  the  originall  by  mee 

John  Corey  Clark. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  301  ) 


[RECEIPT  FOR  MILL-RATE.] 

[1680,  March  20.] 

Recaived  of  the  Constable  of  huntington  five  pounds  In 
full  satisfaction  for  the  mill  Rate  due  to  me  from  the  town 
for  the  yeare  1676     I  say  Received  p'  mee. 
March  20"'  16^-^.  Jacob  Walker. 

(  Cuurt  Bee,  p.  2SS.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1680,  April  2.] 

April  2.  1680. 
At  a  town  meeting  legally  warned  by  the  Constable  the 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  259 

day  above  written,  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  Rob'  Kellum  shall  have  4  acres  of 
land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Isaac  Piatt's  lot  which 
lyeth  on  the  south  side  of  Sam'  Wood's  lot ;  and  the  north 
side  of  Robert  Kellums  bounds  shall  begin  eight  rods  from 
Isaac  Piatt's  lot,  whereof  two  rods  is  reserved  for  Isaac 
Piatt  as  belonging  to  his  lot,  the  other  six  rods  is  to  be  a 
highway  between  the  above  said  Isaac  and  Robert  and  the 
above  mentioned  four  acres  of  land  is  toward  his  propor- 
tion of  land.  And  also  a  highway  to  be  ten  rods  wide 
between  Jonathan  Millers  his  lot  and  Bird's  lot  and  the 
above  said  Robt.  Kellum's  four  acre  lot  above  named. 

2'y  The  same  day  voted  and  granted  by  the  major  part 
of  the  town  that  John  Mathews  shall  have  his  division  of 
land  on  the  north  side  of  Setauket  Path  near  John  Finche's 
wolf-pit  on  the  east  side  of  a  pond  of  water. 

3'y  The  same  day  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  David  Scudder  shall  have  about 
eleven  acres  of  land  lying  on  that  north  side  of  Horse 
Neck  path  and  frunting  against  the  new  field. 

4'^'*  It  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major  part  of  the 
town  the  same  day  that  Jonathan  Scudder  shall  have  the 
boggy  meadow  that  lyeth  northward  from  the  west  field 
by  the  harbor,  and  four  acres  of  land  joining  to  the  said 
boggy  meadow. 

5'^'-  The  same  day  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Epene- 
tus  Piatt  shall  take  in  some  land  at  the  south  end  of  his  lot 
at  Cowharbor,  so  much  as  shall  be  found  convenient  and 
not  prejudicial  to  the  highway. 

6'^  The  same  day  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  John  Samons  take  in  about  2  acres  of 
land  and  a  watering  place  for  his  cattle,  which  land  and 
water  lyeth  at  the  north  end  of  his  field  which  is  on  the  hill 
above  his  house  as  the  layers  out  shall  see  cause. 

By  me  John  Carey,  Red' 


26o  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

April  2  1680. 
The  same  day  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  Mr  Eliphalet  Jones  shall  have  a  piece 
of  land  at  the  head  of  the  meeting  house  brook ;  about  an 
acre  more  or  less,  provided  it  be  not  prejudicial  to  the 
highway  nor  watering  places,  only  to  take  in  a  little  water 
for  his  cattle  is  granted. 

[Copied  in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873  ;  see  original 
recorded  in  Old  Book,  No.  2.  p.  41  or  55  back.] 

{Town  Meetings,  pp.  79  and  81,  and  Court  Bee,  p.  244.) 


[TITUS  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1680,  April  2'j.'\ 

The  Record  of  y^  Children  of  Samuel  titus  of  hunting. 

Hanah  titus  daughter  of  Samuell  titus  was  borne  y''  14^'^  of 
Aprill  in  y'^  yeer  1669. 

Rebecka  titus  daughter  of  Samuell  titus  was  borne  y®  28*^ 
of  ocktobar  1675. 

Patience  titus  daughter  of  Samuell  titus  was  borne  y®  27'" 
of  Aprill  in  y*^  yeer  1677. 

Exsperience  titus  daughter  of  Samuell  titus  was  borne  y® 
27*^  of  Aprill  in  y*"  yeer  1680. 
{Surveijs,p.  162.) 


[DEED.     MOSES  SCUDDER  TO  JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1680,  May  24.] 
This  Indenture  made  the  twenty  fourth  of  may  in  the 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  261 

yere  of  our  lord  1680  between  Moses  Scudder  of  the  town 
of  huntinton  in  the  East  Riding  of  york  shceir  on  long 
Hand  on  the  one  party  and  JonathOn  Rogers  on  the  other 
part  witneseth  that  the  said  Moses  Scudder,  for  and  In 
consideration  of  full  satisfacion  Recaived  in  hand  :  hath 
granted,  aliend  barganed  sold,  Confirmed  and  by  these 
presents  doth  fully,  clerly  and  absolutly  grant  alien  bar 
gain,  sell  and  confirm  unto  the  said  Jonathon  Rogers,  three 
Acers  of  land  lying  in  the  west  neck  :  and  joyning  to  the 
land  of  Jonathon  Rogers  on  the  East  and  to  the  woods  in 
Common  on  the  nort  and  south  :  and  to  the  land  of  Abiell 
titus  on  the  west,  and  now  in  the  tenur  or  occupation  of 
moses  Scudder  above  said,  and  the  above  said  nioses  scud- 
der dou  grant  alien  bargain  cSr  sell  from  him  selfe  his  heirs 
executors  administrators  or  asines  unto  Jonathan  Rogers 
his  hairs,  executors,  adminastiators  or  asines,  the  above  sd. 
three  Akers  of  land  to  have  and  to  hold  in  quiat  possesion, 
for  ever,  and  the  above  said  Moses  Scudder  dou  grant  by 
these  presents  that  at  the  time  of  the  sale  of  the  above  sd. 
3  akers  of  land  I  am  the  sole  and  law  full  owner  there  of 
and  am  lawfully  seased  of  and  in  the  same.  And  doe  free: 
and  Cler  and  Clerely  aquit  and  discharge  of  and  from  all 
and  all  maner  of  former  grants,  giftes  bargains  sale  Lqaces, 
morgages  or  titles  :  In  witnesse  where  of  I  the  above  said 
moses  Scudder  have  set  my  hand, 
In  presents  of  MosES  ScUDDER. 

John  Core. 

John  Jones, 

{Court  Bee,  p.  184J 


[DELINQUENT  TAXES.] 

[1680,  June  3d.] 

An  Note  of  what  Lotts  that  have  lyen  wast  and  are  Be- 
hind in  A  Reares  ffor  Rates  as  foUoweth. 


262  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

Imp'  the  Lott  formerly  in  the  termor  of  trestoram 
Hogges. 
'  H  for  charge  in  the  Manedgment  of 

the  towne  Rits                                   00  16  06 

1665  -{  H  towards  Bilding  y®  Meeting  house  00  03  00 
H  towards  nails  for  y*^  Meeting  house  00  00  08 
H  for  town  charge.*                                  00  01  00 

1666  H  for  towne    Charges  for  patten  and  ) 

Recording  of  the  towne  Deeds     )  "^ 

I     05       2 
this  writting  witneseth 

that  John  finch  :  sen'  hath  paid  the  full  som  of  money 
which  he  did  owe  to  the  town  for  the  lott  that  he  bought 
of  the  town :  which  lot  was  formerly  in  the  teniur  or  oco- 
pation  of  trustram  hoges  and  sould  to  the  above  sd.  finch 
at  a  vandue  :  by  the  town  :  he  hath  payd  the  mony  by  the 
Constables  orders  to  Isaac  platt  which  som  was  foure 
pound  &  one  shiling,  and  Isaac  platt  Recaives  it  as  mony 
dew  to  him  from  the  town  for  Rattes  or  on  the  Account  of 
town  Rats. 

June  3-1680  by  mee  John  Core,  Rec"" 

{Court  Bee,  p.  197 .) 

[*There  are  several  items  in  the  town  records  which  point  to 
1665  as  the  year  in  which  a  meeting-house  was  built,  and  prob- 
ably it  was  the  first  one  erected,  but  no  full  account  of  its 
erection  is  found.  It  seems  that  it  was  located  on  what,  at  that 
and  a  later  period,  was  called  "  Meeting  House  Brook  ",  now 
Prime  Avenue,  in  the  village  of  Huntington.  The  house 
built  for  "  entertaining  the  ministry  "  in  Mr  Leverich's  time, 
and  the  "  studdy  "  built  for  Rev.  Mr.  Jones  were  undoubtedly 
in  the  same  locality,  and  Mr.  Jones  was  also  given  a  house  lot 
about  the  head  of  the  brook  referred  to,  containing  one  acre. 
The  road  leading  from  the  south  down  to  Meeting  House  Brook 
was  in  early  time  called  in  the  records  "  Sabbath  Day  Path." 
This  meeting  house,  built  about  1665,  was  erected  in  obedience 
to  the  "  Duke's  Laws",  first  put  in  force  in  1664,  which  made  it 
compulsory  on  all  the  towns  to  erect  houses  for  public  worship. 
This  meeting  house  remained  in  use  until  about  17 11,  when, 
after  a  long  and  bitter  controversy,  the  old  church  was  demol- 
ished and  a  new  one  built  on  the  site  of  the  present  meeting 
house  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  263-. 

[DEED.     THOMAS  BRUSH  TO  GEORGE 
BALDWIN.] 

[1680,  June  26.] 

This  Indenture  made  the  twenty  sixt  of  June  and  in  the 
two  and  thirtieth  year  of  the  Range  of  our  Sover,d.  lord 
Charles  the  second  by  the  grace  of  god  King  of  Ingland, 
Scotland  france  and  lerland  defender  of  the  faith :  and  in 
the  year  of  our  lord  Christ  1680  between  thomas  brush  of 
the  town  of  Huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  new  york- 
sheere  on  long  Island  husbandman,  on  the  one  part ;  and 
George  beldin  of  the  same  town  and  Riding  above  sd.  on 
the  other  part :  Witnesseth  that  the  said  thomas  Brush  for 
and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  fifty  pounds  to  him  at 
and  before  the  Ensealing  and  delivering  of  these  presents, 
well  and  truly  in  hand  payed  by  the  sd.  george  beldin: 
whereof  and  were  with  he  the  sd.  Thomas  Brush  doth 
acknowledge  himself  fully  satisfied  contented  and  payed  : 
hath  granted  eliened  Barganed  sold  and  Confirmed  and  by 
these  presents:  doth  fully  Cleerly  and  absolutly  grant 
alien  bargan  sell  and  Confirme  unto  the  above  said  george 
Beldin  all  that  messuage  of  tenement  or  plantation  situate 
or  being  in  huntington  on  Crabmedow  neck,  now  in  the 
tenure  or  occupation  of  the  sd.  thomas  Brush,  or  his  as- 
signes  :  of  six  acers  of  land  be  it  more  or  lesse  bounded  as 
followeth  to  the  land  of  Edward  Bunc  on  the  north  and  to 
the  land  of  Jonethen  Scudder  on  the  west,  and  to  the 
woods  in  Common  on  the  south  and  to  the  Kings  hie  way 
on  the  East  as  also  A  certain  parsell  of  medow  Containing 
six  acars  be  it  more  or  lesse  lying  in  two  peices  one  lying 
next  to  the  beach  and  joyning  to  the  medow  of  Thomas 
Martin  on  the  East  the  other  lying  above  the  Bridge,  to 
gather  with  half  the  hous  and  all  the  fences :  with  all 
woods  underwoods  commons  Commons  of  pasturs  even 
the  whole  Right  and  previledg  that  doth  or  ever  hereafter 


:264  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

shall  be  long  to  the  Right  of  a  five  hundred  pound  Alot- 
ment  Comonly  called  Crabmedow  farm  To  have  And  to 
hold  all  the  above  granted  premises  to  the  same  belonging 
and  Apcrtaining  unto  the  said  george  beldin  his  heirs  ex- 
ecutors administrators  and  asignes  for  ever  I  the  above  said 
Thomas  Brush  have  barganed  sold  and  astranged  from 
my  self  and  from  my  heirs  executors  or  assignes :  all  the 
fore  mentioned  premises,  unto  gorg  beldin  his  heirs  ex- 
ecutors administrators  and  asinges  and  may  by  vertue  of 
these  above  written  premises  from  time  to  time  and  at  all 
times  for  ever  here  after  lawfuU  ly  pcascebly  and  quiatly 
Injoy  for  ever  in  witnesse    where  of  I  have   set    my    hand 

and  seal  Thomas  Brush 

in  presence  of 
John  Core, 

The  above  mentioned  five  hundred  pound 
alotment  is  to  be  understood  that  as 
eleven  hundreds  made  one  whole  farme 
so  five  hundreds  is  neer  halfe  A  farme 
and  as  A  whole  farme  goeth  under  the 
denomination  of  A  three  hundred  pounds 
lot  so  this  lacketh  half  a  hundred  to  make 
it  bare  the  denomination  of  a  hundred 
and  half  pound  lot.  This  is  a  true  Coppie 
extracted  out  of  the  originall  by  me. 

John  Core,  Rec' 
desember  th.  9.  1680. 
And  further  I  the  above  sd.  gorg  Boldin :  doe  Ingadge 
and  bind  myself  my  heirs  executors  administers  or  assingns 
from  barganing  selling  or  any  way  allinating  any  part  or 
parsell  of  the  land  bought  of  Tho^  Brush  but  doe  bind  it 
over  every  part  and  parsell  thereof  mentioned  in  my  bill 
of  sale,  from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  or  as- 
singens  unto  Tho'*  Brush  above  sd.  his  heirs  executors  ad- 
ministrators   or  assings  for  the  security  of    the  payment 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  265 

of  the  fore  mentioned  fifty  pounds  which  if  it  be  not  payed 
according  to  the  true  intent  this  to  stand  in  full  force, 
this  is  A  true  copie  compared  with  the  originall  by  mee. 

John  Core 

Recorder. 

Aprill  y*^  second  1683.  George  Beldin  afore  mentioned 
came  before  me  and  declared  to  me  that  he  had  Resighned 
up  y*"  originall  of  this  above  said  record  and  that  he 
claimed  no  more  Right  to  it  neither  nor  for  any  of  his 
after  him,  p  me  John  Corey,  Clerk. 
{Court  Record,  2Jp.  216-7.) 

Six  acres  of  Land  layd  out  to  Gorge  Holding  as  part  of 
his  farme  y*  he  bought  of  Thomas  Brush  and  lyeth  in  y® 
hollow  at  y""  head  of  y*"  Boggey  medow :  And  joyneth  toy® 
sd  boggey  medow  which  belongeth  toy''  sd.  Gorge  Bolding 
&  Jonathan  Scudder, 

John  Corey  Clerk. 

further  more  all  y*"  above  said  as  well  as  all  y'"  afore  said  is 
made  a  null  y*^  day  above  mentioned  by  y'  afore  said 
Gorge  Bolding  from  him  his  heirs  executors  or  asinges. 

p.  me  John  Corey  Clerk. 
{Court  Rec.p.  247.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  JOHN  SAMMIS.] 

[1680,  June  28.J 

Know  all  men  who  it  may  it  may  consarne  that  I  Ben- 
jemine  Jones  of  Huntington  in  the  east  Ridding  of  new 
yorksheer  on  long  eiland  husband  man  :  have  for  a  valuable 
Consideration  all  Redy  Received  in  hand  being  there  with 
fully  sattisfied  contented  and  payed  have  barganed  sold 
and  made  over  all  my  Right  titeJl  and  Intrust  to  all  that 


266  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

part  of  a  farme  that  formerly  I  had  of  John  Samons ■ 

I  say  :  I  the  fore  sd.  Benjemen  Jones  have  bargoned  sold 
an  estranged  all  the  fore  mentioned  farme  both  upland 
&  medow  being  at  Crabmedovv  neck  :  from  me  my  heires 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  unto  John  Samons 
of  the  above  sd  town  &  Riding  his  heires  executors  admin- 
istrators &  assignes  quiatly  and  peacably  to  Injoy  for  ever. 
As  witnesse  my  hand  this  28  of  June  1680. 

Benjamen  Jones 
Witness 
John  Core, 
Recorder. 
[Court  Bee,  p.  325.) 


I 


[DEED.     CATHERINE  JONES  TO  JONATHAN 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680,  Aug.  22.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Katherine  Jones 
of  huntington  on  long  Island  in  new  yorkshire  in  new  Eng- 
land formerly  wife  to  henry  Scudder  deceased  doe  by  these 
ppresents  assigne  and  make  over  unto  my  sons  Jonathan 
Scudder  all  my  Right  title  and  intrest  in  and  to  that  accom- 
mandaction  which  was  formerly  my  husbands  henry  Scud- 
der it  being  for  and  in  consideration  of  an  accomnandation 
formerly  given  to  the  said  Jonathan  by  his  Grandfather 
which  my  son  david  Scudder  hath  in  his  possession  there- 
fore I  doe  by  these  presents  asigne  and  make  over  from 
mce  my  heirs  &  assignes  to  the  said  Jonathan  his  heirs  and 
assignes  all  and  singuler  my  right  title  and  intrest  in  the 
above  sd.  accomandtions  that  is  to  say  all  housing  except 
my  life  time  in  the  old  hous  which  my  husband  Hen.  Scud- 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  26/ 

der  built  as  alsoe  a  home  lot  out  lands  medow  orchyard 
an.l  all  Rights  and  previledges  that  at  present  doth  or  ever 
shall  belong  to  the  said  accomandations  to  have  and  to 
ho'.d  for  ever  I  say  I  doe  as  fully  and  amply  assigne  and 
make  it  over  to  the  said  Jonathan  as  can  be  don  by  any 
deed  or  convaience  so  that  he  and  his  heirs  shall  peacebly 
enjoy  it  without  any  molestation  from  me  my  heirs  or  as- 
singes  for  ever:  as  witnesse  my  hand  &  seale  this  22*''  8""* 
1680 

the  mark  of 

Test  Katherine  x  Jones 

Thomas  powell 
John  Core. 

this  is  A  true  Copie  of  the  origenell  by  mee  John  Core 

Reco""'' 
Katherine  Jones  made  whole  and  sole  executrixe  by  her 
former  husband   Henry  Scudder  upon  record  on  the  old 
Book. 

Another  Record  over  leaf. 

John  Corey  Rec'" 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  33.) 


[INGERSOLL  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1680,  Sept.  13.] 

John  Ingersole  The  son  of  John  Ingersole  of  Huntington 
on  Longisland  was  borne  y"^  eleventh  of  may  1674. 

Jane  Ingersole  y*^  daughter  of  Jn''  Ingersole  was  borne 
y*  9"'  of  June  1676. 

Simon  Ingersole  y'^  son  of  John  Ingersole  was  born  y'"  31 
of  Augoust  1678. 

daniel  Ingersole  y*^  son  of  John  Ingersole  was  born  y® 
13*''  of  September  1680: 

by  me  John  Corey,  Clerke. 
{Court  Bee, p.  191.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[TOWN   MEETING.] 

[1680,  Sept.  20.] 

September  the  20  at  a  town  meeting  it  was  granted  that 
John  Davis  brick  maker  of  setaket,  in  the  East  Ridding 
of  new  York  sheer  should  have  the  lot  that  was  formerly 
given  to  garrett  geould,  on  Condition  he  the  afore  sd.  John 
Davis  doe  supply  the  town  with  good  bricks  as  long  as  he 
liveth. 

By  me  John  Corey  Recorder. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  58.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1680,  Sept.  27.] 

September  27,  1680. 
The  town  gave  Mr  Eliphalet  Jones  2oacresof  land  where 
he  should  think  best. 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  the  Court  Records  p  , 

in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873.] 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  83.) 


[RECORD  OF  ELIPHELET  JONES'S  LAND.] 

[1680,  Sept.  27.] 

Sept.  27  :  1680. 
where  as  y^  town  hath  formerly  given  unto  Mr  Eliphelet 
Jones  twenty  acres  of  upland  whare  he  shall  think  best  and 
he  hath  made  choyce  of  apiece  of  Land  joyningthe  hether 
end  of  y®  new  feild  in  y''  west  neck  on  y*"  north  sid  of  hors 
neck  path  ;  where   he   hath  taken  his  twenty  acres  except 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  269 

three  acres  joyninj^;'  to  part  of  his  hous  lot  being  layd  out 
eighteen  Rods  broad  and  thirty  Rods  in  length. 
March  12.  i68|  John  Corey  Clerk. 

{Court  Eec,  p.  282  and  Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  58.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  MATHEWS  TO  JOHN  KETCHAM.] 

[1680,  Oct.  15.] 

Know  all  men  whom  it  may  Consern  that  I  John  Mathis 
of  the  town  of  huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  york  shire 
on  long  Island,  victuler.  have  for  a  Reasonable  Considera- 
tion allredy  Receved  in  hand  where  of  and  where  with  I 
the  afore  sd  John  Martis  doe  acknowledg  my  self  fully 
satisfied  and  payed  have  barganed  sold  and  made  over  all 
my  Right  title  and  intrust  in  and  to  a  parcell  of  medow 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Island  on  a  neck  commly 
called  Siases  neck  and  bounded  as  tolloweth  to  the  medow 
of  Mr  Jonas  wood  on  the  north  to  the  medow  of  Thos 
Scudder  on  the  south  with  a  creek  on  the  East  and  with 
the  woods  in  Comonege  on  the  west  which  afore  said 
medow  Containing  fower  acars  be  it  more  or  be  it  lesse  I 
the  afore  sd.  John  mathis  have  barganed  sold  and  made 
over  all  my  Right,  title  and  intrust  in  and  to  the  above 
mentioned  fower  acers  of  medow  unto  John  kecham  Car- 
penter of  the  above  sd.  town  &  riding.  I  say  I  have 
barganed  sold  and  estranged  from  my  self  my  heirs  execu. 
tors  administrators  and  assignes  unto  John  kecham  above 
sd.  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or  assignes  to  have 
and  to  hold  and  peacably  to  injoy  from  the  date  here  of  for 
ever  and  far  ther  I  the  afore  sd  John  Mathis  doe  own  my 
self  at  the  ensealing  and  delivery  here  of  to  be  the  sole  and 
lawluU  owner  of  the  fore  mentioned  four  acars  of  medow 
and  doe  ingage  my  selfe  my  heirs  executors  and  assignes 
to  free  the  fore    sd.  medow  from  anv    former  grant  gifts 


f 


270  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

leases  jointers  dowries  bai"gans  troubls  or  incumbrances 
what  soever  formerly  made  by  mee  or  by  any  means  of 
mine  that  the  fore  said  John  kecham  his  heirs  executors 
administrators  or  assignes  may  from  time  to  time  and  at 
all  times  peacably  Injoy  and  posscsse  the  fore  mentioned 
lower  acars  of  medow  for  ever,  to  the  true  performence 
here  of  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  seal. 
Witnesse 

John  Core  the  Mark  of  x  John  Mathis 

Robert  kellam 

October  15"'  1680 
This  is  a  true  copie  of  the  originall  by  me 

John  Core  Rec"" 
{Court  Rec,  p.  252.) 


[DEED.    JONATHAN  SCUDDER  TO  MOSES 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680,  Oct.  22.] 

know  all  men  who  it  may  consarn  that  1  Jonathon 
Scudder  of  huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  new  york 
sheir  on  long  Island  :  doe  by  these  presents  make  over  all 
my  Right,  title  and  intrust  that  I  have  to  this  within  writ- 
ten bill  of  sale  made  over  from  William  osbourn  of 
hempsted  in  the  north  Riding  of  New  York  shire  on  long 
Island  to  me  my  heirs  and  assingnes  I  the  afore  said  Jona- 
than Scudder  doe  assigne  the  with  in  written  bill  of  sale* 
unto  my  brother,  moses  Scudder  of  the  town  of  huntington 
in  East  Ridding  of  yorkshire  frorn  mee  my  heirs  executors 
administrators  and  assigne  fully  and  absolutly  unto  my 
brother   moses   Scudder   above   sd.  his   heires   executors 

[*See  page  71.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  r27l 

'administrators  and  assinges  to  hav^e  and  to  hold  and  peac- 
ably  to  injoy  for  ever  in  witnesse  here  of  I  have  set  to  my 
hand  and  seal  this  twenty  second  of  October  in  the  year 
1680 

In  present's  of  us      )  Jonathan  Scudder 

Thomas  powell  v 
John  Core  ) 

This  is  a  true  coppy  extracted  out  of 
the  originall  by  me  John  Core,  Rec' 
{Court  Bee,  p.  299.) 


[DEED.     JONATHAN  SCUDDER  TO  DAVID 
SCUDDER.] 

[1680,  Oct.  22.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Jonathan  Scudder 
of  the  town  of  huntington  in  the  east  Riding  of  New  York- 
shire on  Long  Island  doe  make  over  all  my  Right  title  and 
intrest  that  I  have  in  that  accomandation  and  every  part 
and  parcell  thereof  that  was  formerly  given  to  mee  by  my 
grand  ffather,  Jeffery  estie  for  and  in  consideration  of  that 
accomandacion  that  was  formerly  my  ffather  Ilenrie  Scud- 
der. I  the  above  said  Jonathan  Scudder  make  over  all  my 
Right  title  and  intrest  in  and  to  all  that  forementioned 
accomandation  that  was  given  me  by  my  grand  ffather 
above  sd.  unto  my  Brother  David  Scudder  of  the  above  sd. 
town  and  Riding  from  mee  my  heires  executors  adminis- 
trators or  assignes  unto  my  Brother  David  Scudder  his 
heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes  to  ha\e  and  to 
hold  and  peacably  to  injoy  for  ever,  in  witnesse  heere  of  I 


272  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

have  heere  unto  sect  my  hand  and  seal  this  twenty  second 
October  in  the  yeare  1680. 

Test.  Jonathan  Scudder. 

Thomas  powell, 
John  Core. 

this  is  a  true  Copie  extracted  out  of  the  origenell  by  mee 

John  Core,  Recr. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  24.; 


[TOWN  MEETING.     A  FORT*  AND  A  MILL.] 

[1680,  Oct.  23.] 

Huntington  October  23  1680  at  a  towne  meeting  legally 
warned  the  same  day  it  was  voated  and  gi-anted  by  the 
major  part  of  the  town  that  John  Robeson  Juynor  of  oys- 
terbay  that  he  the  foresd.  Robeson  shall  have  our  righ  of 
the  streme  at  Cold  Spring  to  put  up  a  corn  mill  and  a  Saw 
mill  if  he  will  agree  on  such  conditions  as  those  men  chossen 
by  the  town  shall  make  with  him  and  if  he  do  not  agree  as 
above,  sd  then  the  stream  shall  remain  the  towns  as  be  fore  : 
These  are  the  names  of  the  men  that  are  chosen  to  covenant 
with  John  Robinson  on  the  behalf  of  the  town. 

John  Sammis  Jonathan  Rogers. 

Thos.  powell  Thoms.  weeks, 

Isaac  platt  Richard  willams 

Epenetus  platt  John  Core  Re"". 

The  day  above  written,  it  was  voated  and  granted  by  the 

[*  This  is  the  only  reference  I  remember  to  have  seen  in  the 
records  of  a  Fort  in  Huntington  during  this  period.  It  was 
probably  a  stockade  erected  at  the  first  settlement  to  be  used  in 
case  of  difficulty  with  the  Indians,  or  the  Dutch  government, 
and  it  was  probably  at  or  near  the  "Town  Spot."  As  it  had  be- 
come a  ruin,  it  was  given  to  the  Rev.  Mr.  Jones  for  firewood. — 
C.  R.  S] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  2/3 

major  part  of  the  town  that  Mr  Jones  should  have  the  foort 
to  make  fire  wood  of. 

John  Corey 
(  Town  Meetings,  Vol.1,  p.  24. ) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1680,  Oct.  23.] 

At  a  town  meeting,  held  Oct.  23,  1680  it  was  voted  and 
granted  that  Robt  Arthur  shall  lay  down  his  lot  formerly 
given  him  at  the  West  end  of  the  town  ;  and  he  shall  have 
his  house  lot  between  the  highway  on  the  South  side  of 
Nathaniel  Foster's  lott,  and  the  north  side  of  John  Finche's 
lot,  and  frounting  to  the  street  and  rear  to  the  woods  in 
common. 

By  me  John  Corey,  Rec^ 

[Copy  from  the  original  in  Court  Records  p.  ;  copied 
in  the  Revision  in  the  year  1873.] 

[Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  85  and  Court  Eec,  p.  270,) 


[1680,  Nov.  14.] 

Jonathan  Scudder  was  married"  unto  Sarah  Brown  the 
fourteneth  day  of  November  In  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  : 
1680. 

{Court Bee,  p.  2S9.) 


[*The  law  governing  the  marriage  relation  at  this  remote 
period  is  interesting  to  consider.  Persons  desiring  marriage 
were  required  to  have  their  names  pubHcly  read  three  succes- 
sive Lord's  days  in  the  meeting  house  which  they  attended,  or  ob- 
tain Hcense  from  the  governor  ;  then  to  be  married  by  a  minis- 
ter or  a  Justice  of  the  Peace,  provided  they  purge  themselves  by 
oath  before  the  minister  or  justice,  and  the  penalty  for  bigamy 
was  "He  shall  be  bored  through  the  tongue  with  a  hot  iron." 


274  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

{LAND    DIVISIONS   IN   NEGUNTETAGUE.] 

[1680.  Dec.  12.] 

Where  as  there  hath  been  A  diference  between  Epenetus 
platt  and  M'  Jacob  Walker  Richard  Brush  and  Walter 
nokes,  conserning  their  medow  lying  at  y''  south  on  A  neck 
called  necuntetaug ;  their  bound  marks  being  down  which 
caused  the  difference,  they  doe  now  agree  that  their  medow 
shall  be  layd  out  again  and  have  chosen  Joseph  Whitman 
and  John  Core  to  lay  out  ech  mans  dcwe  proportion  that 
belongeth  to  him  in  y'  place  :  and  ech  mans  lot  to  ly  in  the 
place  it  did.  And  doe  bind  our  selves  and  sucsesers  to 
Remain  satisfied  as  our  f(3re  mentioned  layers  out  shall 
Bound  our  proportions  and  also  that  it  shall  be  Recorded 
and  so  to  Remain  as  a  lull  determanation  to  us  and  our 
heirs  for  ever  and  ech  man  to  bare  his  cquall  share  ol  y® 
charge  as  witnesse  our  hands  this  12  of  desember  1.680. 
Witness  Jacob  walker 

John  Corey  Ehenetus  platt 

Rec'  the  mark  ofx 

Richard  Brush 

WALTER  nokes. 
{Court  Becords,  p.  31S.) 

Augost  the  17  ;    1681. 

Wc  who  are  above  named  layers  out 
have  vewed  :  layed  out  and  bounded  the  four  lots  of  medow 

Five  years  absence"  by  sea  6r  land  with  no  knowledge  of  where- 
abouts of  the  absent  party  was  presumption  of  death,  and  the 
other  was  free  to  marry,  "but  if  he  or  she  has  been  detained  or 
hindered  from  giving  information  by  the  Turks  or  heathen  then 
he  or  she  may  demand  wife  or  husband."  Any  mmister  or  jus- 
tice who  married  "  any  daughter,  maid,  or  servant  without  the 
consent  of  her  father,  master  or  dame,  or  without  publishing  the 
bans,  was  subject  to  pay  a  penalty  of  ^20,  and  a  forfeiture  of 
his  office."  There  was  a  severe  penalty  against  "harboring 
wives." — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  275 

acording  to  our  understanding,  as  equally  as  we  could  As 
witnesse  our  hands. 

Joseph  Whetman 
John  Corey,  Rec^'^ 
{Court  Records,  p.  313.) 


[SARAH  DAVIS  BOUND  OUT  AS  A  SERVANT.] 

[1680,  Dec.  14.] 

The  evidence  of  John  Core  desember  14.  1680  I  being  de- 
sired by  Return  devis  and  Abigell  Samons  to  heere  their 
say  conserning  bindin  Serah  devis  to  Abigail  Samons  which 
was  as  followeth,  first  John  davis  doth  bind  his  daughter 
Sarah  to  Abigell  Samons  for  one  whole  year  and  the  abov 
said  Abigail  is  to  keep  the  above  said  Sarah  davis  in  sickness 
and  health  only  finding  her  suficent  meat,  drink,  washing 
and  lodging  for  such  an  aprintis  and  also  to  teach  the  sd. 
Sarah  to  read  to  her  best  indevoer  can  do  it  in  her  own 
hous  and  to  knit  stockins  and  further  the  sd.  abigell  is  to 
give  the  sd.  Sarah  one  pair  of  new  shews  one  pair  of  new 
stockins  one  new  jersy  spun  pety  coat :  one  new  home  made 
or  spun  pety  coat  one  new  cersoway  wascoat,  one  hom  spun 
apron  and  also  the  sd.  Sarah  hath  a  new  suit  for  holy  days 
which  the  said  abigell  is  to  return  again  in  as  good  condi- 
tion as  they  were  exdepting  the  oreinary  ware  of  holy  days 
for  the  fore  sd.  time  or  providentiall  loss  or  destrawin  the 
new  suit  above  mentioned  is  only  a  silk  hood  and  scarf  and 
pety  coat  and  wascoat  of  sarge  and  further  the  above  sd. 
John  devis  doth  comand  his  sd.  daughter  to  obey  al  her 
said  dames  lawfuU  comands  all  her  fore  mentioned  time, 
furthermore  John  Samons  promised  to  me  that  he  would 
stand  to  what  bargin  his  wife  made  with  the  sd.  davis,  for 
his  daughter. 

desember  14.  1680  by  me  John  Core  Recorder. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1.  p.  1.) 


276  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[JOHN  BRUSH'S  HOME  LOT.] 

[1681,  Jan.  7.] 

January  th  7  168 1  The  hous  and  home  lot  of  John  Brush, 
containing  be  it  more  or  lesse  and  Bounded  on  y*^  street 
end  south  ward  and  on  y''  northwest  with  y^  lot  of  waiter 
noks  on  y®  north  with  y*^  lot  of  John  Samons  on  y''  west 
with  y®  lot  of  Thomas  Brush  and  half  y*"  Barn  and  y® 
ground  that  it  stands  on.  And  also  a  certain  parsell  of 
medow  lying  and  being  on  y*^  south  side  of  y*^  Island  on  a 
neck  of  medow  called  by  y®  name  of  necundetaug.  Bounded 
on  y^  south  with  y®  sound  and  on  y®  west  with  y''  medow  of 
Thomas  Brush  on  y^  east  with  y^  woods  in  common  on  y® 
north  with  y''  Town  lot. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  89.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  JOHN 
INGERSOLL.] 

[168 1,  Jan.  13.] 
The  Record  of  John  hinkersons  land, 


the  second. 

Witnesseth  these  p''sents.  That  I  Benjemen  Jones  of  y® 
Town  of  huntington  upon  Long  Island  with  in  y''  Collony 
of  his  Roycll  highnesse  James  duke  of  york  in  America : 
husband  man  have  and  by  these  p'"sents  doe  allinate  sell, 
assigne  and  make  over  all  my  Right  Title  intrast  &  claime 
in  &  to  my  hous  land  and  accomandation,  lying  &  being  in 
huntington  above  sd.  vists :  my  home  lott  which  contains 
five  acers  more  or  lesse  :  with  seaven  acres  &  a  half  to  be 
taken  up  according  to  y"  priveledg  of  an  hundred  pound 
lottment :  with  all  other  priveledge  and  Immunities  what- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  2^1 

soever  there  unto  belonging  and  appertaing  or  shall  here- 
after belong  or  appertain  :  from  me  my  heirs,  executors 
administrators  cS:  assignes  to  John  hingersoule  of  hunting- 
ton  above  sd.  husbandman  his  heirs  executors,  Administra- 
tors and  assignes  forever  to  have&  to  hold  as  fully  largely 
and  amply  as  may  or  can  be  made  or  done  by  any  deed 
grant  convayence  or  any  instrument  of  writing  what  so- 
ever :  And  ffor  &  in  consideration  of  } '  above  mentioned 
p'mesis  y''  above  sd.  John  hingcrsolve  is  to  pay  y*"  said 
Benjemen  one  pair  of  oxen  in  hand,  alredy  a  cow  with 
calf  or  a  calf  by  her  side  on  may  day  ensewing  y*^  date  and 
3  cowes  fair  with  calf  or  calves  by  their  sides  y''  next  may 
day  after  will  be  in  Anno  :  1683,  And  for  performence  there 
of  the  sd.  John  hingersolve  doth  bind  him  self  his  heirs  & 
asignes  firmly  by  these  p'sents  The  sd.  cows  not  to  be  under 
four  nor  exceeding  seven  years  old  :  In  witnesse  whereof 
wee  y''  above  mentioned  doe  here  unto  subscribe  our  names 
this  13*''  day  of  Jen  in   y''  year  of  our  Lord  god  1681. 

Benjemen  Jones 
the  mark  of  X  John  hingersoale. 

In  p'"sents  of  Symon  Lane. 
the  mark  of  X  John  Green 

This  is  a  true  coppy  of  y*^  originall 
compared  by  me  John  Corey  Reco'' 
Jun  :  20"'  1682. 

I,  y^  above  said  Benjamen  Jones  doe  acknowledg  my  selfe 
to  be  fully  sattisfied  contented  &  payed  y°  whole  debt  above 
sd.  for  y'  Land  above  said  as  witness  my  hand  this  20*^  day 
of  June  1682.      Benjamen  Jones. 

Witnesse  JOHN  COREY  ReC 

John  Corev.  Rec 

\J)eed^  Vol.  1,  p.  113.) 


278  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[RECORD  OF  LANDS  OF  THOMAS  BRUSH.] 

[168 1,  January — .] 

The  Record  of  the  Lands  &  medows  of  Thomas  Brush, 
January,  168 1. 

The  hous  and  home  lot  of  Thomas  brush  situate  and  be- 
ing in  huntington,  bounded  on  y^  south  &  west  with  y® 
stret  and  lane ;  and  on  y^  north  with  y*^  lot  of  John  Sam- 
ons  ;  on  y**  east  with  y*"  lot  of  John  Brush  ;  and  also  halfe 
y'^  Barn  with  y®  ground  it  stands  on  and  the  yard  or  ground 
y^  whole  length  of  y'^  barn  to  y®  street,  and  also  a  certain 
parsell  of  medow  lying  and  being  on  y®  south  sid  of  y^  Isl- 
and ;  on  a  neck  called  &  known  by  y^  name  of  necunde- 
taug  and  Bounded  as  followeth.  The  South  to  y^  sound  ; 
and  y''  west  to  y''  medow  of  abiell  Titus  ;  the  north  to  y* 
woods  in  commons  ;  y*  east  to  y^  medow  of  John  Brush  : 
Containing  eight  acres  be  it  more  or  leese,  As  also  a  par- 
cell  of  Land  containing  three  acres  of  Land  be  it  more  or 
lesse,  lying  in  a  hollow  being  about  two  mile  from  y®  town 
in  y®  woods  south  ward  from  y^  town  not  fur  from  y*"  east 
side  of  y^  south  path. 

as  also  another  parcel  of  Land  Lying  in  ye®  west  neck  foure 
acres  be  it  more  or  Lesse,  bounded  on  y®  South  with  y® 
high  way  ;  &  on  y"^  north  with  y*"  Lot  of  John  Brush  and 
y*  East  with  y*'  woods  in  Common  and  on  y®  south  with  y* 
Lot  of  James  Chichester  ^*'"'' 
(Deeds  Vol  1,  p.  99.) 


[MORTGAGE.    THOMAS   SCIDMORE  TO 
JOHN  JONES.] 

[168 1,  January  14.] 
Tho.  Skidmore  sen^  doth  by  way  of  morgege  bind  over 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  279 

unto  Mr.  John  Juons  of  new  york  march  ""^  his  medow  ly- 
ing at  Crab  medow  Containing  six  acres  and  is  fenced  in 
with  a  fine  Raile  fence  :  being  at  ye  head  of  y''  creek  over 
adjoining  William  brothertons:  for  ye  payment  of  y*'  Bal- 
lance  of  s''  M.  Jnones  his  acco  :  according  as  y^  s^  Jnions 
shall  make  appere :  he  agreed  with  y''  s"^  skidmore  to  be 
paid  at  or  before  y^  first  day  of  Jen'  next  insewing  y''  date 
here  of  said  delivered  at  y*^  town  of  huntington  together 
with  the  Intrest  at  the  rat  of  6  p  cent  p  annum. 
January  14,  1681. 

John  Corey  Rec'. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  j^- 102.) 


[LEASE.     THOMAS   SCIDMORE   TO   JOSEPH 
WHITMAN.] 

[168 1.     Jan.  20.) 

Witnescth  these  presents  y'  I  Thomas  skidmor  of  hun- 
tington Black  Smith  ;  with  in  y'"  collonye  of  his  Royall 
highness  Jeames  Duke  of  yorke  uppon  Long  Island  in 
America  have  &  by  these  doe  let  and  to  farme  let  my  farme 
at  y''  fresh  pon  :  with  y''  housing  &  all  y'^  enclosed  Plow  or 
evalable  land  lying  with  in  fence  or  w'^^  hath  been  former- 
ly fenced  or  occupied  by  me  :  The  sd.  thomas  skidmore  also 
my  medow  which  lyeth  within  fence  next  unto  william 
Brotherton,  with  y*^  comonadge  of  pasture  ;  Timber  or 
otherwise  :  with  all  other  freedoms  &  Imunities  there  unto 
belonging,  or  appertaining  unto  Joseph  Whitmcr  of  hun- 
tington above  s^  husbandman  for  y*  full  terme  &  time  of 
three  years,  to  comence  &  begin  at  y'^  sixteenth  of  Aprill 
next  ensewing  y'^  date  here  of :  not  hindering  y'^  sd  Thom- 
as from  plowing  or  sowing  winter  Corne  att  michallmas 
before  :  ffor  the  annall  or  yearly   Rent  of  nine   pounds,   p 


28o  huntinc;tox  town  records. 

annum  to  be  payed  in  marchantable  pay  as  it  goeth  to  y* 
inarchant  and  at  y*"  end  or  expiration  of  y*"  time  or  terme 
}•'  sd  Joseph  is  to  leave  a  good  sufficient  ffence  about  y® 
out  side  of  y*"  sd  land  or  pasture.  And  if  y"  sd.  Joseph  doth 
clear  y''  said  pasture  &  brake  it  up  :  he  y®  sd  is  to  have  3 
crops  of  what  he  clears  :  also  to  keep  &  leave  y''  housing 
in  good  Repair  causalty  of  fire  excepted  :  Also  y*'  sd  thom- 
as  doth  engadge  y*  at  )'^  expiration  of  y*^  sd  terme  he  is  not 
to  hire  out  y''  sd  land  to  any  other  person  if  he  comes  not 
to  live  on  it  himself :  At  y°  Rent  of  ten  pounds  p.  anum  for 
what  years  y''  sd.  Joseph  shall  injoy  y®  sd.  farme  with  con- 
ditions as  afore  sd.  all  y^  sd.  Rent  or  rents  are  to  be  payed 
or  delivered  unto  y®  fore  sd.  Thomas  Skidmor  at  or  before 
y"  last  of  march  at  y®  town  of  huntington  to  him  or  his  as- 
sins  y'^  first  paymenf  to  begin  in  y''  year  83  and  so  yearly 
during  y*^  term  or  terms  in  witnesse  whereof  we  have  here 
unto  set  our  hands  this  20*^  of  Jen.  1681  In  huntington  afore 
sd. 

Thomas    *    *    *    * 
Joseph     *    *    *    * 
In  witnesse  of 
Simon  Lane 

.    ^         Vf   iiKirk   of 

John  x  Skh^tore  Jr. 

This  is  a  true  Copie  compared 
with  the  originall  by  me   John 
Corev,  Rec. 
{Court  liec.j).  .383.; 


[RECORD    OF    THE    LANDS    OF  SAMUEL 
KETCHAiM.] 

[168 1 1 

1681  The  Reccjrds  of  y^  land  &  medows  of  Samuell   Kech- 
am. 


IIUNTINCrrON    TOWN    RECORDS.  28l 

The  hous  &  home  Lot  of  y""  above  sd.  Samuell  keckam  ; 
situate  and  being  in  huntington  Bounded  on  y''  East  with 
y*^  land  of  Joseph  Whitman  &  on  y*  west  with  y*"  lot  of 
Richard  Williams  ;  y''  frunt  to  y®  streets  y'"  Reer  to  y*'  woods 
in  Common  ;  it  being  six  acars  more  or  leese :  As  also  four 
acres  of  land  called  the  hollow  lying  on  y'^  west  side  of  y*^ 
south  path  about  3  miles  from  town  ;  as  also  four  acres  of 
land  on  y*'  west  neck  on  y''  north  side  of  hors  neck  path 
bounded  on  y'"  north  with  y*^  common  and  on  y^  west  with 
y^  land  of  Rich,  brush  and  the  land  of  david  Scudder  east ; 
y*  south  to  y*^  path  ;  as  also  foure  acars  of  land  lying  at  y^' 
cove  on  y''  west  neck  and  joyning  to  y''  south  end  or  side 
of  John  Samons  land.  As  also  medow  lying  on  y"  south 
side  of  y''  Island  ;  one  parsell  lying  about  the  midell  of  y® 
half  neck  Bounded  on  y*"  west  side  with  y''  medow  of  Con- 
tent Titus,  and  on  y*"  East  with  y*  medow  of  abiell  Titus ; 
the  south  to  y"  sound  y*^  north  to  y'^  woods, 
another  parsell  of  medow  lying  neere  y'"  east  sid  of  y°  fore 
sd.  neck  bounded  on  y*^  east  and  y'"  north  with  y"  medow  of 
Jonathan  Scudder  and  david  Scudder,  y'^  south  to  y"  sound  : 
The  west  with  y*"  medow  of  Content  Titus  ;  another  parsell 
of  medow  lying  on  y*^  littell  neck  bounded  one  west  side 
with  y'^  medow  of  Content  Titus  and  one  y^  east  with  y, 
medow  ot  Samuell  Titus  the  Rear  to  Copias  Creek  the 
frunt  to  }  '■  woods. 

[Deeds  Vol.  pi,  .91.) 


[DEED.     JOSEPH  BAILY  TO  ROBERT  KELLUM.] 

[168 1,  Jan.  24.] 

The  Record  of  (Robart  Kellams)  medow  at  Santepaug. 

Know  all  men  whom  these  may  consern  y'  I  Joseph 
Bayly  of  huntington  in  y*^  east  Riding  of  yorksheir  on  long 
Island  have  Barganed  sold  and  made  over :  from  me  my 


282  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

heirs  executors  admines.  and  asignes  unto  Robart  kellam, 
Cordwinder  of  y^  above  sd.  town  &  Riding  a  parsell  of 
medow  lying  and  being  on  y'  south  side  of  y^  Island  on  a 
neck  Commonly  and  called  by  y*"  name  of  santepaug :  y^ 
fore  sd.  parsell  of  medow  is  called  y^  Island.  It  is  Bounded 
with  y''  medow  of  John  wicks  on  y®  norwest :  on  y*"  south 
with  y'^  sound  y''  north  east  &  south  east  surrounded  with 
y^  Creek  and  pond :  except  between  y"  pond  and  y''  sound 
which  is  parted  from  my  medow  with  stakes  strait  from  y^ 
south  east  side  of  y®  sound :  all  which  fore  sd.  Island  of 
medow  I  y'^  fore  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  have  for  a  reasonable 
consideration  alredy  Recaived  in  hand  :  where  of  and 
where  with  I  am  fully  satisfied  contented  and  payed  :  I  y® 
fore  sd.  Joseph  Baly  have  Barganed  sould  estranged  & 
made  over  from  me  my  heirs  executors,  administrators  and 
assignes  unto  Robart  kellam  :  his  heirs  executors  adminis- 
trators and  assignes  y*"  fore  sd.  Island  ot  medow  :  To  have 
and  to  hold  use  occupie,  possesse  and  peacably  to  Injoy 
for  ever :  And  further  I  y*"  fore  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  doe  bind 
my  self  my  heirs,  executors,  adminis.  and  assignes  to  save 
harmlesse  and  undamnefied  The  fore  sd.  Robart  Kellam 
his  heirs  executors,  admi"  and  assignes  from  evry  person 
or  persons  y'  shall  lay  any  just  and  lawfuU  claim  to  y^  fore 
sd.  medow  or  any  part  of  it. 

And  further  I  y*"  fore  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  doe  grant  and  allow 
y*"  fore  sd.  Robart  kellam :  his  heirs  executors  administra- 
tors and  assigns  to  have  a  cart  way  throw  my  medow  to 
his  Island  of  medow  for  ever  without  any  molestation  and 
this  above  written  Instrument  I  doe  own  to  be  my  act  and 
deed  by  my  subscribing  to  y*"  same  this  24"*  of  Janeuary  in 
y^  year  1681.  signed  sealled  and  delivered 
in  y^  presents  of 
the  mark  of  X  JOSEPH  Bayly 

John  davis 

John  Corey  This  is  a  true  Copie  compared  with 

y®  original  by  me  John  Corey  Record. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  103.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  283 

[DEED.     ROBERT    KELLUiM    TO   JOHN  GOULD.] 

[1681,  Feb.  3.] 

The  Land  of  John  Gould  Recorded. 

know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  :  y*  I  Robart  Kellam  of 
lumtington  in  y"^  east  Riding-  of  york  shire  on  Long  Island  ; 
Cordwinder,  for  divers  good  causes  &  considerations  we 
hereunto  moving,  as  also  for  &  in  consideration  of  a  valua- 
ble sume  of  mony  aired}'  by  me  in  hand  Receaived  doe 
allinate  Bargan  make  over  and  sell,  and  by  the  p''sents  have 
Allinated  bargained  &;  made  over,  from  me  &  mine  for  ever 
ffirmely  sould  unto  John  Gould  now  Resident  of  South 
hampton  in  Com',  p,ddict  ;)  all  that  my  Land  situat  Lying 
and  being  in  huntington  above  sd.,  being  six  acres  of  Land 
be  y*"  same  more  or  lesse  as  it  is  bounded  :  North  y"  Rear 
of  Jonas  Woods  hous  Lott :  And  y*"  Rear  of  Rich.  Brushes  : 
And  y*"  Reare  of  Joseph  Whitmans :  West  by  y^  Lean 
Commonly  called  Joseph  Whittmans  Lanne  :  And  South  & 
East  by  y"^  Commons,  together  with  a  ffifty  pound  Com- 
monage throw  out  all  y**  bounds  of  huntington  and  all 
priveleges  appurtenances  and  Commodityes  what  soever 
unto  y*"  sd.  Lott  of  Land  and  fififty  pound  Commonage  is 
or  doth  unto  y*^  same  any  way  Belong  unto  him  y*"  sd.  John 
Gould  his  heirs  Executors — administrators  &  assignes  for 
ever  here  after  To  have  and  to  hold  y*^  sd.  Lott  of  Land 
and  y*^  sd.  fifty  pound  Commonege  as  his  or  their  own  free 
Land  for  ever  :  Without  y'^  Least  lett  trouble,  hindrence  or 
moUestation  of  me  y"  sd.  Robart  Kallam  my  heirs,  execu- 
tors, administrators  or  assignes :  or  any  other  p''son  or 
p''sons  what  soever  by,  from  or  under  me  Claiming  or  Lay- 
ing any  manner  of  title  or  Clayme  :  unto  y"  sd.  lott  of  Land 
or  any  part  or  parcell  of  y''  same  or  any  thing  or  tilings 
what  so  ever  is  or  now  doth  unto  y*^  same  in  any  way  or 
manner  doth  belong,  or  unto  y*^  sd.  fifty  pound  Commonage 
in  y*"  bounds  of  huntington  :  above  sd.  Also  at  any  time  or 


28  [  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

SO  often  as  1  shall  be  there  unto  Required  :  to  signe,  seale 
and  deliver  any  further  or  better  deed  or  bill  of  sale  for  y'^ 
same,  as  he  y^  sd.  John  Gould  his  heirs  or  assignes  shall  by 
their  Learned  Counsell  in  y^  law  get  drawne :  And  soe 
bering  to  one  to  signe  seal  and  deliver  I  hereby  warrant- 
ing &  avouching  y*  I  have  full  power  &  authoryty  so  to 
dispose  and  sell  y'=  sd.  lott  &  commonage  in  witness  where- 
of I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  &  seale  in  Southampton 
this  3'^  of  febuary  Annod  i68^ 

ROBART  KeLLAM 

Signed  sealed  &  delivered 
in  presence  of, 

Henery  peirson 

John  Laughton. 

This  is  compared  a  true  coppy  with  y«  originall  by  me 

John  Corey  Septr.  19:   1682. 

These  may  signefie  That  wee  John  Gould  and  Robart 
kellam  doe  with  joynt  consent  make  y®  within  Recorded 
bill  of  sale  of  none  affect,  as  witnes  our  hands  this  14^'  of 
novembr  1682. 

the  mark  of  X  John  Gould 

Robert  kellam 
Witness  John  Corey,  Recr. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  117.) 


[RECORD   OF   LANDS   OF    THOMAS   SCUDDER.] 

[168 1,  Feb.  4.] 

The  Record  of  Thomas  Scudders  farme  containing  sixty 
acars  of  land  which  is  by  denominaton  a  farm  &  half  with 
y®  medow  belonging  thereto:  lying  and  being  at  Crab 
medow  on  y''  east  side  of  y*^  bogey  medow  y^  lyeth  east 
ward  of  george  beldings  hous  lot,  and  also  joyning  on  y« 
north  to  one  part  of  y'^  medow  which  doth  belong  to  it  w' 


HUXTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  285 

the  east  &  south  to  y^'  comons.  y  other  parcell  of  medow 
is  joyning  to  y''  medow  of  William  Brothertn  as  also  com- 
monege  for  cattell  according  to  y'"  above  sd.  denominaton 

The  home  lot  of  John  Scudder  being  given  him  by  ye 
town  is  bounded  as  foUoweth  with  ye  kings  hiewaye  on  y*' 
west  to  y"^  lot  of  Capt.  Thos.  fleet  on  y'^  south  to  ye  woods 
on  y*'  east  to  y''  lot  of  James  Chichester  Jnr.  on  y'^  north  y'' 
above"^  lot  to  bare  y""  denominaton  of  one  hundred  pound 
allotment  of  what  land  is  hear  after  to  be  taken  up 

feber.  4"'  1681  John  Corey,  rec^ 

{Deeds,  Vul.  1,  p.  13.) 


[A  SHEEP  LAW.] 

[1681,  Feb.  23.] 

Huntington  ffeb""  23,  1681. 
The  Constable  and  overseers  of  huntington  haveing 
taken  into  their  Consideration,  the  grate  nesessety  of  in- 
creasing and  presarving  of  sheep  :  having  had  long 
experience  to  our  grate  lose  and  dammage,  of  letting  y^ 
Rames  Run  constently  with  y''  sheep  which  by  so  doing 
y'^  lambs  falling  in  winter  menny  of  them  die ;  In  consider- 
ation whereof  they  do  order  that  about  one  acre  of  land  or 
acre  and  half  be  fenced  in  with  a  good  and  sufficeant 
seaven  Raile  fence,  where  they  shall  think  fit  to  make  a 
pasture  to  put  y''  Rams  into  And  every  one  y*  have  sheep 
shall  fenc  proporsionably  to  y*"  number  of  sheep  y^  they 
have  And  whosoever  have  not  set  up  his  fence  at  or 
before  y*"  last  of  may  next  ensewing  the  date  here  of  shall 
pay  five  shillings  for  each  Rod  And  all  y*  have  Rames 
shall  put  them  in  to  y*"  pasture  the  first  of  August  and 
there  to  Remaine  till  y"  first  of  November  ;  And  if  any 
person  or  persons  shall  neglect  to  observe  this  order  of 
putting  their  Rams  into  y°  above  s*^  pauster  at  y*"  time 


286  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

appoynted  :  And  theire  Rames  be  found  Runing  with 
y*^  sheep  Contarary  to  this  order  it  shall  be  lawfull  ior  any 
person  to  kill  any  such  Ram  And  keepe  one  halfe  thereof 
to  him  selfe  and  Return  y  other  half  to  y''  owners. 
And  any  y*  shall  heere  after  have  sheep  y'  yet  have  not 
shall  observe  this  order.  And  also  shall  give  som  Reason- 
able alowence  towards  y'^  fensing  y"'  fore  s*^  pasture. 

And  to  y'  end  y'  this  order  may  stand  in  force  ;  our 
desire  is  y*  this  Court  would  be  pleased  to  grant  a  con- 
formation of  it. 

Jonathan  Rogers,  ™"''^- 

Thomas  Powell 
\^y       Thomas  WicKEs      I  Over- 

Thomas  Whitson    I    seers. 

Samuell  Ketcham^ 

To  the  WorshipfuU  Court  of 
Sessions  now  sitting  at  Southampton 
march  th.  first.  1681. 

The  aforesaid  order  is  aproved  and  Confirmed  by 
this  Courte  of  sessions  held  at  Southampton  March 
the  second  &c.  i68|^ 

p,  order  of  Court  p.  John  Howell,  Clerk. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  361.) 


[THE  LAW  AGAINST  GEESE.] 

[1 68 1,  Feb.  23.] 

Huntington  febuar.  ^^  23  :  168 1 
Whereas  Complaint  hath  been  made  unto  the  Constable  & 
overseers  of  huntington  of  y*^  grate  hurt  done  on  our  Com- 
mon pasture  and  in  our  brooks :  ol  watter  by  geese  which 
some  particular  persons  doe  keepe  :  which  is  and  is  like  to 
be  very  prejeditiall  to  y'^  Towne ;  Becaus  y  sheep  as  hath 
been  observed  doe  not  keep  in  y"  streets  as  formerly,  but 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  287 

Run  into  y«  woods  whereby  they  are  y*'  more  exposed  to 
be  devowered  by  wolves  ;  becaus  they  cannot  abide  to 
feed  where  y"  geese  doe  keep  :  which  is  in  y  cheife  places 
both  for  watter  &  common  pasture  in  our  Towne.  And 
also  meny  people  ot  this  town  doe  take  of  y"  watter  of 
y^'  brook  for  their  familie  use  And  also  in  times  of  drought 
meny  y'  have  wells,  doe  fech  of  y'  watter  of  y"  brooks 
some  with  their  teams  &  sume  with  horses  for  theire  use, 
And  also  our  horses  &  other  Cattell  cannot  abide  to  drink 
where  y''  geese  do  keepe. 

The  Constable  and  overseers  haveing  taken  into  their  con- 
sideration the  hurtfullnesse  and  noysomenesse  of  geese  and 
ducks  doe  order  y'  no  person  nor  persons  shall  keep  any 
geese  or  ducks  upon  y''  commons  after  y*"  first  day  of  Aprill 
next  ensewing  y^  day  above  sd.  And  if  any  geese  or  ducks 
be  found  upon  y^'  Commons  after  y''  day  above  s'^  it  shall 
be  lavv'fuU  for  any  person  or  persons  to  kill  any  such  geese 
or  ducks  upon  y*"  commons  &.  convaie  them  to  y®  owners. 
It  is  to  be  understood  y*  this  order  shall  not  hinder  any 
person  or  persons  from  keeping  of  geese  on  their  own  In- 
closed ground,  nor  any  farmer  who  live  so  Remote  y^  such 
creatures  will  be  troublesome  to  none  but  their  owners. 

To  y''  end  this  order  may  stand  in  full  force  our  desire 
is  y*^  this  Court  would  be  pleased  to  Confirme  y"'  same. 

Jonathan  Rogers,  Constable 
Thomas  Powell     1 
Thomas  Wickes       |  Over 
Thomas  Whlsen      f  seers 
Sam  u  ELL  ketch  AM  1 

To  y'^  wor,full:  Court  of  sessions  now^  sitting  at  South- 
hampton ;  march  ^''  first :   1681. 

This  order  is  Likewise  Confirmed  by  the  said  Court. 
As  atest  John  Howell  Clark  to  sd.  courte : 
(Court  Bee,  p.  361 ) 


288  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

At  A  Court  of  sessions  held  by  his  mag"'  authority  at 
South  hampton  y"  i.  2.  3.  days  i68|^:  was  presented  by  Mr 
Joseph  Loe  deputy  shrieffe  the  within  written  orders  to  be 
by  this  Court  Confirmed  which  y''  Court  having  considered 
y'^  same  ;  doe  at  y''  Request  of  y"  Cons'  and  overseers  sub- 
scribe, allowe,  approve  off  and  also  Ratefie  &  Confirme 
both  y"  orders  with  in  written  to  all  intents  &  purposes. 
Atest  John  Howell  J''  Clarke  to  y""  sessions  for  y*"  east 
Riding  of  yorkshire  &c. 

A  true  Coppy  from  y®  backside  of  this  order  by  me 
John  Corey,  Clark. 
{('ourt  Bee,  p.  361.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  TEED  TO  ROBERT  KELLUM.] 

[168 1,  March  i.] 

huntington  March  the  first  i6|-2- 

Know  all  men  whome  thees  may  consarne  that  I  John 
Teed  of  Huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  new  Yorkshire 
on  long  Island  husbandman  have  barganed  sold  and  made 
over  all  my  Right  title  and  intrest  in  and  to  all  my  medow 
and  three  polls  in  breadth  of  upland  Joyning  to  the  above 
sd.  mcdow  so  far  as  my  land  and  the  fore  said  medow  doth 
frunt  one  against  the  other,  all  the  fore  mentioned  medow 
and  the  three  Rods  breadth  of  upland  joyning  to  it,  is 
lying  and  being  at  the  Cove  in  the  west  neck,  for  which 
land  &  medow  above  sd.  I  the  above  said  John  Tedd  do 
own  and  acknowledge  my  sell  fully  satisfied  contented  and 
payed  I  say  I  the  above  sd  John  Teed  have  Barganed  sold 
and  estranged  from  my  self  and  from  my  heirs,  executors 
administrators  and  asingnes  unto  Robart  kellam  shoe 
maker  of  the  above  sd  Town  and  Riding  and  heirs  execu- 
tors administrators  and  asingnes  all  my  Right  title  and 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  289 

intrust  that  I  have  in  and  to  the  above  sd.  medow  and 
three  Rods  breadth  of  upland  joyning-  to  it,  to  have  and  to 
hold  ffor  ever  and  peacably  to  injoy  for  ever  &  further 
more  I  the  above  sd.  John  Ted  doe  bind  my  self  and  my 
heirs  to  bare  harmlesse  and  undamnefied  the  above  said 
Robart  kellem  &  his  heirs  from  any  person  or  persons 
what  so  ever  that  shall  lay  eny  just  Sl  lawfuU  Claim  to  the 
above  said  land  and  medow  as  witnesse  my  hand  and  seal 
the  day  above  written 
Witnesse  JOHN  Teed. 

Richard  White 

John  Corey 

A  true  Coppy  by  me 

John  Corey,  Rec"" 
{Court  Records, p.  204.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  TEED  TO  JOHN  SAMMIS.] 

[168 1,  March  20.] 

This  writing  witneseth  to  all  whom  it  may  consern  that 
I  John  Teed  huntington  in  the  east  Riding  of  new  vork- 
shire  on  long  Island  husbandman  have  Barganed  sold  and 
made  over  unto  John  Samous  of  the  above  sd.  town  and 
Riding,  A  parcel  of  medow  lying  and  being  on  the  west 
neck  at  the  cove  Bounded  as  foloweth.  To  the  medow 
of  Robart  kellam  on  the  north  :  with  the  cove  on  the  East, 
and  the  Broke  on  the  south  :  and  to  the  land  of  John  Samous 
on  the  west  for  which  medow  I  the  above  sd.  John  Teed  doe 
acknowledg  and  own  my  self  fully  satisfied,  contented  and 
payed  and  have  Barganed  sold  and  estranged  the  above 
sd.  medow  and  all  my  Right  Title  and  Intrust  Tiiere  to 
from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  asinnes. 
To  have  and  to  hold  and  peacably   to  Injoy  for  ever  as 


290  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

witnesse    mv    hand    and    seal    this    20   of    march    in    the 
year  i6|f 
In  presence  of 
John  Corey 
the  mark  of  X  Roger  Money 

this  A  true  Copie  Compared  with  the  Originall  by 
mee  John  Corey,  Rec"" 
{Conrt  Rec, p.  2il.) 


[DEED.     JOHN    FINCH    TO    GEORGE    BALDWIN 
AND    THENCE   TO    ROBERT    ARTHUR.] 

[168 1,  March  25.] 

March  25,  1681 
This  writing  witnesseth  that  John  finch  Sen''  of  hunting- 
ton  in  the  east  Riding  of  Yorkshecr  on  Long  Island  :  have 
sold  unto  gorge  boldin  of  the  above  said  town  A  small 
parsell  of  land  that  lyeth  on  the  north  sid  of  my  lot  \^  now 
I  dweleth  on  and  is  without  my  fence  and  joyning  to  my 
lot  I  say  I  y*'  above  sd.  John  finch  have  sould  from  me  my 
heirs,  executors  administrators  or  assignes  unto  the  above 
sd.  gorge  boldin  his  heires  executors  or  assignes  all  my 
right,  title  and  intrust  and  to  the  above  sd.  land,  haveing 
Recaived  full  satisfaction  allredy  for  the  same. 

by  me  John  Corey 

Recorder. 

1  the  above  sd.  gorge  boldin  doe  assigne  all  my  right,  title 
and  intrust  that  I  have  in  cS:  to  the  above  sd.  land  that  I 
bought  of  John  finch  :  unto  Robart  Arther  his  heirs  exec- 
utors administra.  or  asigns. 

1  say  I  the  above  sd.  gorge  boldin  doe  assigne  and  make 
over  from  me  my  heirs  or  asignes  unto  Robart  Arthur  his 
heirs  Executors,    adminis.   or  assignes  all  my  Right  title 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 


291 


and  intrust  that  I  have  in  and  to  the  above  sd.  land  to  have 

and  to  hold  and  pessably  to  injoye  for  ever. 

May  23.  1 68 1.  by  me  John  Corey 

Reco"^ 
(Court  Bee,  p.  296.) 


[BOND  OF  RICHARD  BETTS  FOR  HIS 
APPEARANCE.] 

[168 1,  March  30.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Richard  bets  of 
Eatons  neck  in  the  east  Riding-  of  new  york  shire  on  long- 
Island  doe  make  over  my  slope  called  by  the  name  of  the 
Incresse  being  about  the  burthen  of  7  or  8  tons  unto  Rich- 
ard White  of  huntington  an  his  heirs,  for  my  apearnc  at 
the  next  court  to  be  held  at  Southhold  the  first  tuesday  in 
Jun  next  ensuing  the  date  here  of  then  &  there  to  answer 
Mr  John  oynen  &  Capt  Thos.  ffleet  and  if  I  the  above  sd. 
Richard  bets  do  not  apere  as  above  sd  :  then  the  sloop  to 
Remaine  and  be  Rich,  whits  :  but  if  the  above  sd.  Rich, 
bets  doe  appeare  at  the  Court  of  sesions  as  afore  sd.  then 
this  bond  to  be  voyd  and  of  noe  affect  as  witnesse  my  hand 
and  seal  this  30  of  march  1681. 

further  more  I  the  above  sd.  Rich,  bets  doe  Ingageto  bring 
my  sloop  into  huntington  harbor  at  or  before  the  last  of 
may  next  after  the  date  here  of  other  wise  this  bond  to  be 
of  full  force  and  virtue. 

signed,  sealed  and  delivered  Rich.  bets. 

in  presence  of.  This  is  a  true  Copie  compared 

John  Core  with  the  originall  by  mee 

Henry  desbrou.  John  Core.  Recr. 

{Court  Bee, p.  225.) 


292  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN   MEETING.] 

[168 1,  April  I.] 

April  the  first  1681  at  a  town  meeting  it  was  voated  and 
granted  by  the  major  part  of  the  Town  that  Jeremiah 
Smith  should  have  their  Right  of  seven  or  eight  acers  of 
land,  which  is  mowable  land  A  grat  part  there  of  and  some 
of  it  was  formerly  plowed  by  Jonathon  Rogers  and  Joseph 
Whitman,  it  is  lying  between  the  head  of  fresh  pond  hollow 
and  Joseph  whitmans  hollow. 
{Court  Bee, p.  19S.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.]  . 

[1681, .] 

huntington  '''23  1681  the  same  day  it  was  voated  & 
granted  by  y^  major  part  of  y*^  town  y*  Thomas  Skidmor 
sen'""  shall  have  A  littel  peece  of  land  y'  joyneth  to  Epenetus 
plats  lot  Runing  from  the  west  end  of  Samuell  griffens 
shoop  down  to  the  brook  for  him  to  set  a  shop  &  a  hous 
upon  and  gardin  and  yard  if  he  doe  except  there  of  and 
continue  amongst  us  and  doe  our  Smith  work  for  us,  and 
upon  his  Removeall  or  decase  it  shall  Return  to  the  town 
again  they  paying  him  for  his  full  charge  &  labour  :  unless 
he  shall  set  one  of  the  same  Trade  upon  it.  such  A  one  as 
the  town  shall  like  that  will  doe  as  aforesd.  and  when  so- 
ever it  shall  be  left  without  A  Smith  as  afore  sd.  it  shall  be 
long  to  and  be  the  towns  again  they  paying  for  the  full 
value  of  it  as  above  said  : 

But  if  the  town  Refuse  so  to  doe  :  then  it  shall  be  lawfuU 
for  him  to  sell  or  dispose  of  it  as  he  shall  see  cans. 

And  the  above  sd.  peece  of  land  is  to  com  no  neerer  the 
Cart  way  than  the  layers  out  shall  see  caus  and  when  layd 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  293 

out  then  to  be  Recorded  both  the  length  &  bredth  of  it  by 
mee  John  Corey  Recorder. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  U.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  JAMES 
CHICHESTER.] 

[168 1,  May  I.] 

Know  all  men  whom  these  may  conserne  that  I  Benjamin 
Jones  of  huntington  in  *  *  *  *  of  new  yorksheer  on 
long  Island  husbandmen :  have  for  a  competent  sume  of 
good  merchantable  pay  of  the  country  already  Receaived 
in  hand  where  with  I  doe  acknowledge  *  *  *  * 
fully  satisfied,  contented  and  payed :  before  the  enselling 
and  delivery  hereof  *****  sertain  parsell  of 
land  &  medow :  unto  James  Chichester  Jun"^  of  the  above 
sd.  town  *  *  Riding :  and  do  by  thes  presents  to  and 
with  the  consent  of  my  wife  Johana  :  bargen,  sell,  alinate  and 
estrange  from  my  selfe  my  heirs  executors  administrators  & 
assignes  in  *  *  *  *  James  Chichester  above,  sd.  his 
heirs  executors,  administrators  ami.  assignes,  all  my  right 
title  &.  intrest  that  I  have  in  and  to  a  one  hundred  [xnuid 
alot-ment  of  land  and  medow  lying  in  the  town  and  boimds 
of  huntington  :  which  accommodations  did  formerly  belong 
to  Richard  wattells,  alinated  thence  to  Samuell  messenger, 
thence  to  Ben.  Jones,  and  now  to  James  chichester  above 
sd.  that  is  to  say  eight  acarsof  land  be  it  more  or  be  it  Icsse 
lyin  in  this  town  and  bounded  on  the  south  with  the  hous 
lot  of  moses  Scudder :  on  the  west  withy''  wood  ■"•■  ""  * 
*****  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of  John  Teed, 
with  the  kings  hie  way  on  the  east,  with  the  orchards  and 
all  fences  that  doth  belong  to  the  same,  it  is  to  be  under- 
stood that  all  the  fence     *     *     *     *     is  on  the  north  side 


294  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  the  above  sd.  lot  is  to  be  made  and  mentained  by  James 
Chitchester  and  his  successours  for  ever,  besides  his  other 
legall  Rights  of  fences  :  as  also  three  parsells  of  medow 
lying  and  being  on  the  south  side  of  this  Island  on  a  neck 
commonly  called  the  west  neck  and  known  by  that  name  : 
the  first  parsell  of  medow  is  *  *  *  *  the  Endian 
path :  the  second  parsell  is  lying  about  the  midell  of  the 
neck :  bounded  on  the  east  with  the  medow  of  Timothy 
Conklin :  with  the  medow  of  John  Jones  on  y'^  west ;  with 
the  woods  on  the  front :  the  Rear  to  the  sound :  the  third 
parcell  of  medow  is  lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  neck  : 
bounded  on  the  south  with  the  medow  of  John  Teed  :  on 
the  west  with  agrat  Creek  &  with  the  woods  on  the  east : 
and  with  the  medow  *  *  *  *  on  the  north,  with  all 
woods  and  common  of  pasturs  what  soever  that  now  doth 
or  hereafter  shall  belong  to  the  above  sd  :,  one  hundred 
pound  alotment,  both  of  land  and  medow,  with  all  Rights 
and  priveledges  whatsoever  that  now  doth  or  at  any  time 
shall  belong  to  it  the  Right  of  the  farme  excepted  y'  did 
belong  to  the  above  sd.  allotment  Commonly  called  Crab- 
medow  farmes,  being  formerly  elinated  and  estranged  from 
the  above  sd  alotment  and  is  not  intended  in  this  sale  but 
all  other  the  above  written  primeses  :  I  the  above  sd.  Ben. 
Jones  for  my  selfe  my  heirs,  executors,  administrators  and 
assigns  :  doe  covenant,  promise  and  grant  by  these  presents 
y''  at  y"  time  of  the  ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  sole  and  law- 
full  owner  of  all  the  fore  barganed  premises  &  am  lawfully 
seased  of  &  in  y^  same  :  and  in  every  part  &  parsell  thereof 
in  my  own  Right  &  y*'  above  sd.  James  Chif  his  heirs, 
executors  administrators  and  assigns  shall  and  may  by 
force  and  vertue  of  these  presents  from  time  to  time  and 
at  all  time  forever  here  after :  lawfully  peacably  and  quiatly 
have  hold  use  occupie  possess  &  injoy  y'^  above  granted 
premises  with  all  their  appurtenences  free  and  clear  and 
cleerly  aquited  cS[  discharged  of  and  from  all  and  all  maner 
of  former  or  other  gifts,  grants  lenes,  morgages,  joynters, 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  295 

dowers  or  titles  of  dowres  judgments,  executions  or  in 
tales  troubles  or  incombrances  what  so  ever  and  further  I 
the  above  sd.  Ben.  Jones  doe  ingadge  my  self  «S:  my  heirs 
and  asignes  to  bare  harmlesse  and  undemnefied  the  above 
sd.  James  Chic"'  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or 
assignes  from  any  person  or  persons  what  soe  ever  y'  shall 
lay  any  just  and  lawfuU  claime  to  any  part  or  parcell  of  the 
above  sd.  premises  as  witnesse  my  hand  and  seal  the  firs  of 
May  in  the  yeare  1681. 

Signed,  seled  and  Benjamin  Jones 

delivered  in  presents  ol  ""' 

John  Corey  Johanax  Jones 

Steven  Jarves  "'^""'^  "*■ 

This  is  a  true  copie  of  the  origenell 

by  me  John 

Clerk. 
{Deeds,  FoZ.l,p.  65.) 


[THOMAS  HIGBIE'S  AGREEMENT  WITH  THE 
INDIANS  ABOUT  KILLING  WHALES.] 

[168 1,  May  15.] 

This  writing  Ingadeth  us  whose  names  are  under  written, 
four  being  Indians  :  unto  thomas  higbe  of  hunting  upon 
long  Island  in  the  East  Ridding  of  York  sheer  To  be  Reddie 
at  that  season  of  the  yeer  which  men  goe  to  kill  whales : 
and  to  goe  with  him  at  what  time  he  gives  us  notise  and  to 
use  our  best  indevours  therein  according  to  clerections 
given  and  we  doe  heere  by  ingadge  our  selves,  joyntlv  and 
severally  by  these  presents  not  to  depart  or  leve  the  voiage 
untill  it  be  wholy  Compleated  where  by  the  sd.  higbeeand 
his  asosiatsmay  be  any  wayes  damnefied  In  witnesse  where 
of  wee  have  joyntly  and  severly  set  too  our  marks  for  the 


296  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Conformation  thereof  the  15  day  of  may  in  the  year  of  our 
lord  168-.  GEORG  his  mark 

In  presence  of  )( 

John  Core  the  mark  ofXPERROAL 

Thos.  Shidmore  the  mark  of  petownkx 

the  mark  ofXHANAS  CUT 
the  mark  of  X  John  revemo 
the  mark  of  nahancuttorox 
the  mark  ofXTARRUMPiN 
the  mark  ofXSORANORT 
the  mark  ofXMACHAT  hart 
(Court  Records,  %>  43  ) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[168 1,  May  23. J 

May  23  1681  the  same  day  it  was  agreed  with  Thos.  higbe 
and  Joseph  wood  coper  should  make  and  mentain  a  good 
and  sufficient  foot  and  hors  way  over  the  water  th.  runs 
threw  the  old  mill  dam :  and  to  mentain  it  for  evere  them 
and  their  heirs  for  ever  and  in  consideration  thereof  they 
and  their  heirs  are  freed  from  mending  or  being  at  any 
charge  at  making  or  mending  any  other  hie  way  be  longing 
to  the  town.    • 

the  day  above  writen  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the 
major  part  of  the  town  that  those  men  that  have  taken  up- 
land on  the  east  neck  should  run  their  fenc  from  Thos. 
Scudders  lot  and  run  to  the  out  side  of  the  bogey  medowe 
that  Thos.  weeks  sen  bought  of  the  town  to  y"^  sea  not  in- 
fringing of  hie  way  but  maintaining  bars  or  a  gate  to  pass 
to  ye  sea  through. 

the  day  above  writen  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  John 
kccham  and  John  Samous  shall  have  ech  of  them  6  acarsof 
land  lying  between  the  new  feild  that  lyeth  at    mil  ston 


iiuntin(;ton  town  records.  297 

brook  and  Timothe  Conklings  land  lying  on  the  north  side' 
of  the  cart  way. 

the  day  above  writen  it  was  voated  and  granted  by  y® 
major  part  of  the  towne  that  Joseph  wood  husband  man 
should  run  his  fence  in  to  the  harbour  from  his  laixl  that 
lyeth  at  the  mouth  of  the  little  neck  :  that  is  from  the  nor- 
west  corner  and  the  southwest  side  in  to  the  harbour.  [A 
copy  given  of  this] 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  that 
Cpt.  Tho.  fleet  shall  have  liberty  to  take  up  the  remaining 
part  of  his  division  of  land  to  y'  eastward  or  northward  of 
y*^  Cove  at  Cowharbour  cSl  hce  to  salisfie  y''  Indians  for  v® 
soile  right,  3'  y''  towne  may  bee  freed  from  any  Indian  de- 
mands about  it,  but  in  Case  y'"  towne  shall  at  any  time  pur- 
chase the  said  land,  then  ye  said  land  y'  Capt  fleet  shall 
take  up  sliall  bee  Comprehended  with  their  purshase :  soe 
y'.  hee  niav  not  pay  for  it  twise. 

the  next  above  sd.  land  is  in  y"  book  dated  1680. 

may  "'  23  168 1  the  same  day  it  was  voated  and  agreed  bv 
the  major  part  of  the  towne  that  Isack  plat  shall  have  5 
achars  of  land  towards  his  devsion  it  lying  on  the  south 
sid  of  the  east  fcild  path  and  joyning  to  his  lot  that  lyeth 
m  the  east  fcild 

also  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  Thomas  Weeks  should 
have  5  achars  of  land  towards  his  devision  it  lying  on  the 
nt)rth  sid  of  the  east  feild  path  and  joyning  to  his  land  in 
the  feild. 

the  day  above  writen  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  John 
Corey  should  have  about  2  acars  of  the  long  swamp  the 
hassackey  part  of  it :  neere  this  end  of  it  the  swamp  lying 
eastward  of  Richarde  Brush  hollow  he  to  take  it  as  part 
of  his  division  and  also  to  fence  it  before  the  first  of  May 
next  ensueing  the  date  here  of  or  else  the  same  to  be  forfit 
to  the  towne  again. 


298  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

the  day  above  writen  it  was  granted  by  the  major  part  of 
the  town  that  Richard  White  shall  have  Liberty  to  take 
up  4  acars  of  land  joneing  to  y''  new  west  feild. 

it  was  voted  and  granted  the  day  abov.  writen  that  John 
Ted  shall  have  about  8  acars  of  land  at  the  Cove  and  joyn- 
ing  to  his  land  that  now  he  hath  :  six  of  it  next  to  John 
Samous  and  the  other  2  ackars  on  the  south  sid  of  it,  pro- 
.vided  not  predetiall  to  hie  ways  or  watering  places  nor  to 
be  any  farme  settled  there 

the  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  that 
Robert  Kellum  should  have  about  6  achars  of  land  lying 
at  the  harbor  mouth  on  the  poynt  of  the  west  neck  and 
joyning  to  the  cove  on  the  north  called  hors  neck  cove 
provided  there  be  no  farme  lot  nor  watering  places  or  hie 
ways  hindered  .  it  being  division  land. 

John  Corey 
{Town Meetings,  Vol  l,pp.  90-91.) 

The  23  of  may  168 1  it  was  voated  and  granted  y*  Cap*^"" 
Thomas  ffleet  shall  have  liberty  to  take  up  y''  Remaining 
part  of  his  devition  of  Land  at  y*"  east  ward  or  north  ward 
of  y^  Cove  at  Crabmedow. 

The  above  sd.  land  to  y'"  number  of  27  acres  is  laved  out 
neere  y®  head  of  y''  hollow  y^  Leadeth  south  ward  from 
Willam  Brothertons  hous. 
{Deeds,  Vol.1,  p.  105.), 


[DEED.      JAMES   CHICHESTER,   Sen.,   TO  JAMES 
CHICHESTER,  Jr.] 

[1681,  June  20.] 
The  Record  of  James  Chichester  Jun' 
Know  all  whom  it  may  consern  that  I  James  Chichester 
Senr.  of  huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  yorkshier  on  long 
Island  have  as  well  for  &  in  consideration  of  y®  naturall 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  299 

love  and  afTection  which  I  have  &  bare  to  my  well  beloved 
son  James  Chichester  :  as  also  lor  divers  other  good  causes 
&  considerations  me  at  this  present  especially  moving,  have 
given  granted  and  by  these  presents  doe  give  grant  and 
confirm  unto  my  above  sd.  son  James,  a  sertain  parcell  of 
land  lying  and  being  in  y*'  west  feild  on  the  west  neck,  Con- 
taining about  lower  acars  be  it  more  or  be  it  lesse  runing 
southward  &  northward  to  y*"  woods  in  Common  bounded 
on  the  east  with  the  lot  of  Jonas  wood  ^''"''  and  on  the  west 
with  the  lot  of  Thoms  Brush  :  I  say  I  the  above  sd.  James 
Chichester  senr  have  given  granted  and  made  over  from 
me  my  heirs,  executors,  administrators  and  assignes  :  unto 
my  son  James  above  sd.  all  my  Right  title  and  in  y*  I  have 
in  and  to  the  above  sd.  fower  acres  of  land  to  him  &  his 
heirs  executors,  administrators  and  assigns  :  peaceably  to 
possess  and  to  In  Joy  for  ever  as  witnese  my  this  20  of 
June  1 68 1 

James  Chichester 
John  Corey  Recorder. 

The  Record  of  the  hous  lot  of  James  Chichester  Jun"" 
given  to  him  by  the  Town  :  it  lying  at  the  harbour  it  bee- 
ing  two  acrees  bee  it  more  or  be  it  lesse,  bounded  on  the 
north  and  west :  with  y*^  hie  way  on  the  Reare  with  the 
woods  in  Common  and  on  the  south  w^ith  y''  lot  of  John 
Scudder.  as  also  one  hundred  pound  to  Commonege  and 
land  that  shall  here  after  be  layd  out  in  devition  1681 

By  me  John  Corey,  Rec"" 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  67.) 


[CONVEYANCE  BY  CATHERINE  JONES  OF 
RIGHTS  IN  OLD  MILL  POND.] 

[1681,  June  20.] 

nuntmgton  Jun.  20,  1681 
This  writing  testefieth  to  any  whom  it  may  Consern  that 


300  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

I  keterine  Jones  of  huntington  in  the  East  Riding  of  york 
shire  on  long  Island  haveing  bought  of  abiell  Titus  A  thre 
hundred  pound  Right  of  the  old  mill  pond  and  also  I  have 
bought  of  John  Teed  A  two  hundred  pound  Right  of  the 
old  mill  pond  :  these  above  said  Rights  I  doe  devide  and 
give  to  my  3  sons  :  to  my  son  Jonathan  A  two  hundred 
pound  Right  which  being  aded  to  that  which  he  hath  be- 
longing to  his  accomondation,  maketh  his  Right  in  the  old 
mill  pond  A  fower  hundred  pound  Right. 
Also  I  give  to  my  son  moses  Scudder  one  hundred  pound 
Right  in  the  old  mill  pond  :  it  being  aded  to  y*^  he  alredy 
posseseth  maketh  his  Right  to  be  fowre  hundred  pound  in 
the  old  mill  pond. 

also  I  give  to  my  son  david  Scudder  a  tow  hundred  pound 
Right  in  the  old  mill  pond,  it  being  aded  to  y'  he  hath 
alredy  in  possesion  maketh  his  Right  to  be  4  hundred  pound 
Right  in  the  old  mill  pond. 

by  me  John  Corey 

Rec' 
(Court  Bee,  p.  250.) 


[RECORD  OF  THE  LANDS  OF  THOMAS  BRUSH.] 

[168 1,  June  30.] 

Jun.  30  :   168 1. 

Recorded.  Thomas  Brush. 

The  medows  of  Thom^  brush  lying  on  the  east  neck : 
next  eastward  to  santepaug  the  first  parsell  is  on  y*"  west 
side  of  y''  above  said  east  neck  in  y''  sault  marsh  it  being 
ten  Rods  broad,  and  bounded  on  y'  south  with  the  lot  of 
Richard  Brush  and  on  y^'  north  with  the  lot  of  Walter 
Nokes :  with  the  Creek  on  y^'  west  and  thence  Runing 
through  sault  and  fresh  to  the  midel  of  y*^  neck  eastward. 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  301 

The  second  parsell  is  also  on  y°  west  side  of  the  neck  it 
being  six  Rods  Broad  and  bounded  on  y*^  south  with  the 
lot  of  Richard  Brush  and  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of  John 
Samous  and  with  y"  creek  on  the  west  and  Runing  east 
ward  to  y""  midel  of  the  neck  as  also  a  small  parsell  of 
medow  given  as  amendment  to  Thos.  brush  cSl  Richard  it 

lyeth  on  the  norh  sid  of  Edward  ketchams  north  lot. 

the  Creek  on  y"  west  the  woods  on  the  east  the  Endian 
path  on  y^  north  als(j  a  third  parsell  is  lying  on  y''  east  side 
of  the  same  neck  it  is  ten  Rods  broad  and  bounded  on  the 
south  side  with  y''  lot  of  Walter  Noaks  and  on  the  north 
side  with  the  lot  of  John  brush  withe  Crccke  on  y'"  east  and 
Runing  west  ward  to  the  midel  of  y''  neck.  The  fourth 
parsell  is  also  on  the  east  side  of  the  same  neck  it  being 
bounded  with  the  grate  creek  on  the  east  and  a  littellcreeke 
south  ward  and  west  ward  Joseph  whtmens  lot  west  it  is 
further  to  be  understood  that  the  fore  sd  medow  lyeth  by 
the  grate  hammok  of  Clam  shells — as  also  a  right  to  a  par- 
sell  of  medow  at  the  lowxr  end  of  the  same  neck. 

By  me  John  Corey,  Recor, 
(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.S7.) 


[THE  DIVISION  OF  EAST  NECK,  SOUTH.] 

[1681,  June  30.] 

Jun30.  1681.  Town  Lott  medow. 

The  Records  of  the  Town  lott ;  medows  lying  on  y®  east 
neck  one  parcell  lying  on  y*^  west  side  of  y''  neck  part  there- 
of of  it  salt  marsh  it  being  five  Rods  broad  :  and  bounded 
with  y''  creke  on  y''  west :  Runing  to  y"  midell  of  y*"  neck 
east  ward  and  with  y''  medow  of  Epenetus  platt  on  y*"  south  : 
with  y*"  medow  of  Joseph  whitman  on  y"  north. 


302  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

also  another  parcell  of  medow  lying  on  ye  same  side  ol  y® 
neck  it  being  all  fresh  :  bounded  on  y^  east  and  west  as  be- 
fore said  with  the  medow  of  Jonas  Wood  on  the  south  side 
and  the  medow  of  Epenctus  platt :  on  y*"  north  side  it  being 
six  Rods  Broad.  Also  another  parcell  of  medow  lying  on 
y^  est  sid  of  y''  same  neck  it  being  five  Rods  Broad :  and 
bounded  on  y''  east  with  the  Creeke  and  Running  west 
ward  to  y''  midel  of  the  neck :  bounded  on  y''  south  with 
y^  lot  of  John  Bats  :  and  on  y''  north  with  the  lot  of  Joseph 
Whitman,  Another  parcell  Runing  est  and -west  as  before 
on  the  same  side  of  y*"  neck  it  lying  next  the  Endian  feild 
and  joyning  the  lot  of  Joseph  Whitman  on  the  south  :  the 
Town  hath  yet  som  Right  in  the  lower  part  of  the  neck 
which  is  not  yet  devided. 

by  mee  John  Corey,  Clerk 

Know  all  men  whom  these  may  concerne  That  all  those 
men  y'  have  medow  at  y''  east  neck  next  to  Santepaug : 
have  layd  out  their  medow  :  this  30"'  of  June  168 1.  And 
when  they  were  about  it  :  after  a  vew  of  it :  they  Resolve 
mutually  to  lay  out  their  lots  acrose  y''  neck  :  and  doe  agree 
y*  their  Cart  ways  shall  goe  throu  every  mans  medow  as 
their  need  shall  Require  without  being  counted  any  tres- 
passe  to  any  man.  provided  y'  they  soe  keepe  to  their 
severall  cart  ways  and  as  need  Require  to  mend  them. 
And  not  to  spoyle  any  mans  medow  by  making  divers  ways 
throu  it:  which  shall  be  counted  a  trespasse  if  don  :  after 
warning  given  to  y^'  contrary  :  by  y"  party  wronged  this 
they  agree  on  in  the  behalfe  of  them  selves  &  their  suc- 
cessers : 

This  being  agreed  as  afore  said.  They  lay  out  their 
medow  accordingly  and  cast  lots  for  their  shares  as  shall 
be  found  on  Record  in  this  Book  :  By  me  John  Corey  Re- 
corded, who  being  one  of  y*"  afore  sd  :  in  the  behalfe  of 
Epenetus  platt 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  69.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  303 

[JOHN  BATES'S   LANDS— EAST   NECK,   SOUTH.] 

[1681,  June  30.] 

Jun.  30.  1 68 1.     John  Bats 

The  Record  of  the  medow  of  John  Bats  lying-  on  y«  south 
sid  of  y*"  Island  on  A  neck  comonly  called  the  east  neck : 
and  joyning  next  to  Santapaug  est  side :  the  parcels  iayd 
out  are  four.  The  firs  devition  :  is  on  the  west  side  of  the 
neck  and  also  called  the  first  lot  of  the  first  devition :  be- 
gining  at  y''  north  end  of  the  salt  marsh  it  being  ten  Rods 
broad  and  bounded  with  the  lot  of  John  brush  on  the 
south  :  the  lot  of  Richard  Brush  on  y"  North  the  Creek  on 
the  west  and  Runing  to  the  midell  of  the  middell  of  the 
neck  east  ward.  The  second  devision  is  also  on  y'^  same 
side  of  y"  neck  and  is  five  Rods  broad  &  bounded  with  the 
lot  of  John  Samous  on  the  south  and  the  lot  of  waiter 
nokes  on  the  north,  the  Creeke  on  the  west  and  Runing  to 
the  midell  of  the  neck  east  ward. 

The  first  devisioti  on  the  est  side  of  y"  neck  which  is  the 
third  parcell  is  bounded  on  the  south  with  the  lot  of  John 
Sammons  and  on  the  North  with  y""  lot  of  y''  town. 

The  fourth  parcell  is  also  on  the  east  side  of  y^  neck : 
bound  with  the  lot  of  Walter  nokson  the  south,  and  the  lot 
of  John  Brush  the  north  and  is  six  Rods  broad  and  is 
bounded  on  the  East  with  the  Creek  and  Runing  west 
ward  to  the  middell  of  the  neck :  The  fore  mentioned 
third  parsell  is  eight  Rods  broad  and  Runeth  from  the 
East  Creeke  or  fore  mentioned   Creeke  to  the   middell  of 

the  neck  west  ward. ,  Also  a  certain  parcell  of  medow 

at  the  lower  end  of  the  neck  not  yet  devided  where  in  the 
fore  said  John  bats  hath  a  right  according  to  proportion : 
All  the  fore  mentioned  medow  doth  belong  to  the  lot  that 
was  formerly  Mark  Megges  :  by  me 

John  Corey  Rec""" 
{Deeds,  Vol  I,  p.  11.) 


304  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[RICHARD    BRUSH'S    LANDS— EAST    NECK, 
SOUTH.] 

[1681,  June  30.] 

Jun  30:  1 68 1.     Richard  Brush 

The  Record  of  y*  medows  of  Richard  Brush  lying  and  on 
y*^  south  sid  of  y*"  Island  one  part  of  his  medow  lyeth  on 
y^  east  neck  next  joyning  to  Santepaug  it  being  in  five 
parsels  :  The  first  devfsion  is  on  the  west  side  of  y''  neck  it 
being,  eight  Rods  and  a  half  Broad  and  bounded  as  follow- 
eth  on  the  south  with  a  litell  creek  that  cometh  out  of 
y^  great  Creek  neer  the  mould  holes,  and  on  the  north 
with  y*"  lot  of  Thomas  Brush :  on  the  west  with  the  grate 
creeke  and  Runing  to  the  midell  of  the  Neck  east  ward. 
The  second  parsell  is  also  on  the  west  side  of  the  neck  it 
being  foure  Rods  Broad :  it  being  bound  on  the  south  with 
y*^  lot  of  John  Bats:  and  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of 
Thomas  Brush  with  y°  Creek  on  the  west;  and  Runing 
East  ward  to  y''  middell  of  y*"  neck. 

third  parsell  lying  on  the  same  side  of  y^  neck  which  is 
allowed  by  the  compeny  to  Richard  Brush  :  And  Thomas 
brush  to  mend  their  west  side  lots  and  is  Bounded  on  the 
south  with  Joseph  whitmans  north  lot :  and  then  Runing 
north  ward  to  the  Endian :  old  foot  path :  with  the  creeke 
on  the  west  and  the  woods  on  the  east :  As  also  the  fourth 
parsell  lying  on  the  est  side  of  the  neck  which  is  six  rods 
wide  :  bounded  with  the  lot  of  Jonas  wood  on  the  south  : 
withe  y'^  lot  of  Epenetus  plat  on  the  north  with  the  Creek 
on  the  est  and  Runing  to  the  middill  of  y*"  neck  west  ward: 
And  the  fift  parcel  is  bounded  with  the  lot  of  Jonas  wood 
on  the  south  and  the  lot  of  Joseph  whitman  on  the  north: 
with  the  creek  on  the  est  and  Runing  to  the  middell  of  the 
neck  westward  it  being  eight  Rods  broad  it  being  also  on 
y"^  est  side  of  the  neck :     Note  that  the  lower  end  of  the 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  305 

neck  is  not  yet  devided  where  in  tlie  said  1^-  Brusli  hath  a 
Right  also.  •  by  me  John  Corey,  Rec"" 

(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  73) 


[LANDS  OF  JONAS  WOOD— EAST  NECK,  SOUTH.] 

[168 1,  June  30.] 
The  Records  of  Jonas  Woods  J'"""  medow  on  east  neck. 

the  medow  belonging  to  Jonas  wood  J'"  which  lyeth  on 
the  east  neck  which  neck  is  next  to  Santepaiig  on  the  east 
side :  The  fore  mentioned  medow  is  layd  out  in  four  par- 
sels  and  Bounded  as  followeth  :  the  first  parsell  is  on  y*" 
west  side  of  y"  neck  in  y''  salt  marsh  it  being  nine  Rods 
broad  :  y'  lot  of  John  Brush  on  y'^  north:  the  lot  of  John 
Sammons  on  y'  south  side  and  the  creek  on  y'^^  west  and 
Runing  east  ward  to  y'  middell  of  the  neck.  The  second 
parsell  is  also  on  y^  west  side  of  y''  neck  it  being  six  Rods 
Broad  and  bounded  on  \''  north  \vith  the  Town  lot:  and  on 
the  south  w^  y'  lot  of  Walter  Noks  and  with  the  Creek  on 
y*"  west  and  Runing  to  the  middel  of  the  neck  east  ward : 
The  third  parsell  is  lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  same  neck 
in  y*"  lower  deyition  and  Bounded  on  the  south  with  the 
lot  of  John  Brush :  on  y"  north  with  y'"  lot  of  Richard 
Brush  on  y*"  east  with  the  Creek  and  Runing  to  y"  middell 
of  y"  neck  west  ward  it  being  nine  Rods  broad  : — The 
fourth  parsell  is  also  on  y*"  east  side  of  y"  same  neck  and 
toward  the  woods,  it  being  seaven  rods  Broad  and 
bounded  on  )'"  south  with  the  lot  of  John  Brush :  and  on 
the  north  with  y*'  lot  of  Richard  Brush  and  with  the  Creek 
on  y*"  east  and  Runing  west  ward  to  y''  middel  of  y^  neck. 
The  lower  end  of  all  y""  neck  not  yet  devided,  where  in  the 
said  Jonas  hath  also  A  Right  acording  to  proportion  :  Jun 
*^  30,  1 68 1  by  mee 

John  Corey  Rec' 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  79.) 


3o6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[LANDS    OF    JOHN    BRUSH— EAST    NECK, 

'SOUTH.] 

[1681,  June  30.] 

Jun  30:  168 1.     Recorded — John  Brush. 

The  medow  that  belongeth  to  John  brush  lying  on  y^ 
east  neck  next  east  ward  joyning  to  Santepaug :  The  first 
parsell  Iving  on  y*'  west  side  of  y"  above  sd.  East  Neck  in 
y^'  sault  marsh  and  bounded  oji  the  south  with  lot  of  Jonas 
wood  and  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of  John  bats,  with  y'' 
creek  on  the  west  and  Runing  eastward  in  sault  and  fresh 
to  y*^  middell  of  the  neck ;  it  being  seaven  Rods  broad  : 
The  second  parsell  is  also  on  y''  same  neck  on  the  west  side, 
it  being  foure  Rods  broad  and  Bounded  on  the  south  with 
y'=  lot  of  Epenetus  platt,  on  the  north  with  \''  lot  of  Edward 
kecham :  with  the  Creek  on  the  west,  and  Runing  east 
ward  to  the  Avoods  or  midell  of  the  neck  ;  The  third  par- 
sell  is  lying  on  the  east  side  of  y'  neck:  the  above  sd.  east 
neck,  it  being  six  Rods  and  a  halfe  broad  bounded  on  y"-' 
south  with  the  lot  of  Thomas  Brush  and  on  the  north  with 
the  lot  of  Jonas  Wood :  The  Creek  on  y"  east  and  Runing 
west  ward  to  the  middell  of  the  neck- 

The  fourth  lot  or  parsell  is  lying  on  the  same  side  of  the 
above  sd.  east  neck  it  being  five  Rods  broad  and  bounded 
wilh  the  lot  of  John  Bats  on  3^''  south  side  and  on  the  North 
side  with  y'  lot  of  Jonas  wood  :  The  Creek  on  v"  east  and 
Runing  west  ward  to  y'  middell  of  the  neck :  As  also  a 
Right  in  a  parsell  of  medow  at  the  lower  end  of  the  same 
neck  not  vet  dcvided 

by  me  John  Corey,  Rec"' 
(Deeds,  Vul.  l,p.  89.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  307 

[LANDS  OF  EPENETUS   PLATT— EAST  NECK, 

SOUTH.] 

[168 1,  June  30. J 

The  30  of  Jun.  168 1.  Epenetus  Piatt. 
The  Record  of  y''  medow  belonging  Epenetus  platt  and 
lying  on  y''  south  side  of  the  Island  :  on  a  neck  called  the 
est  neck  next  to  Santepaug  estward.  the  fore  mentioned 
medow  is  layd  out  in  fower  parcels  the  first  is  on  the  west 
side  of  y*^  neck  in  y"^  south  marsh  it  being ;  nine  ;  Rods 
Broad  and  Bounded  with  the  town  lot  on  the  north  and 
with  the  lot  of  waiter  noks  on  the  south  side  :  with  the 
creek  on  the  west  and-  Runing  estward  to  the  middell  of 
the  neck  :  The  second  parsell  is  also  on  the  west  side  of  y" 
neck  bounded  on  the  south  with  the  Town  Lott :  and  on 
y^  north  with  the  lott  of  John  Brush :  it  being  six  Rods 
Broad  Bounded  with  y*^  creek  on  the  west  and  Runing  to 
the  middill  of  y"  neck  est  ward  :  The  third  parsell  is  on 
the  est  side  of  the  neck  it  being  nine  Rods  and  a  halfe 
Broad  and  bounded  on  the  south  with  y*"  lot  of  Richard 
Brush  and  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of  John  Sammous  with 
the  creek  on  the  est.  and  Runing  to  the  middell  of  the 
neck  westward.  The  fourth  parsell  is  also  on  the  est  side 
of  the  neck ;  it  Being  five  Rods  and  a  halfe  Broad  and 
Bounded  on  the  south  with  y"^  lot  of  John  Samous  :  on  the 
north  with  y''  lot  of  waiter  noks  with  the  creeke  on  the  est 
and  Runing  to  the  middell  of  the  neck  west  ward. 
As  also  haveing  a  Right  of  pro.  to  the  lower  end  of  the 
neck  not  yet  devided. 

By  me  John  Corey,  Reco"" 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  75.) 


308  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[LANDS  OF  JOSEPH  WHITMAN,  EAST  NECK, 
SOUTH.] 

[1681.] 

1 68 1.  The  Record  of  Joseph  Whitmans  medow. 
The  medow  belonging  to  Joseph  whitman  lying  on  the 
east  neck  on  y*"  south  sid  of  y*"  Island  on  y""  east  sid  oft  he 
Creeck  :  The  first  parsell  is  on  the  east  sid  of  y'^  neck  it  be- 
ing eight  Rods  broad  and  bounded  on  y*"  south  with  the 
Town  lot  and  on  the  north  with  the  lot  of  John  Sammous 
and  on  y®  east  with  y*^  medow  of  Thos.  Brush  and  a  littel 
creek  the  second  parsell  is  also  on  y*"  same  side  of  y*"  neck 
and  bounded  on  the  south  with  Richard  brush :  and  on  y® 
north  with  the  Town  lot :  with  the  Creek  on  y''  east  and 
Runing  west  w^ard  to  the  middell  of  y*^  neck  it  being  eleven 
rods  broad  as  also  a  Right  in  the  lower  end  of  y*"  neck  not 
yet  devided. 

by  me  John  Corey  Reco"" 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  85.) 


[THE    MINISTER'S    RATES    WHICH    THOMAS 
POWELL  REFUSED  TO  PAY.] 

[1681.] 

thomas  powell*  debter  to  y*^  minister  Rates  as  appears  by 
y*"  accounts  following : 

n  y*"  yeare  1676         .         .         .         ... 

n  y''  yeare  1677  dewe  .... 

n  y®  yeare  1678  dewe       .... 

n  y*^  yeare  1679  dew     ..... 

n  y*'  yeare  1680  dew         ,         .         .         . 
in  y"'  yeare  168 1  dew 

8     15     10 
{Court  Rec.,p.  414.) 

[*Elsewhere  we    noted   the  fact    that  Thomas  Powell  was  a 
Quaker,  and  as  such  he  refused   to  pay  the  tax  annually  levied 


£ 

s. 

d. 

15 

00 

13 

03 

09 

06 

10 

09 

02 

05 

04 

II 

HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  309 

[SETTLEMENT'OF  THE  ESTATE  OF  ADAM 
WHITEHEAD.] 

[1681,  July  12.] 

Whare  as  Adam  Whithead  late  ot  Huntington  deceased, 
y^  last  end  of  augost  1681  and  left  some  small  estate  behind 
him.  The  then  present  Constable  as  law  did  direct  take  an 
Inventory  there  of  and  an  Aprisement  also  which  did  amount 
to  iJ"i2  :  07s  :  0(5' :  And  did  with  all  set  up  proclemation  that 
who  so  ever  y*"  deceased  were  in  debted  to  should  bring  in 
their  just  debt  to  y''  Constable  the  which  being  don  his 
debts  appers  to  be  £2  los.  id.:  and  that  his  just  debts 
may  be  payed  and  y''  Remainder  Rightly  disposed  of  to 
the  next  In  Relation  :  The  present  Conste.  &  overseers  doe 
order,  as  foUoweth  that  John  Inckison  father-in-law  to  y'^ 
dessesed  shall  administer  of  y''  Estate,  and  pay  out  of  y''  es- 
tate first  all  Just  debts  :  And  y'  he  shall  pay  to  Thomas 
whithead  3^  :  and  to  y*"  2  sisters  £2  15s.  each  sister  and  y® 
Remainder  being  ;i^i  6s.  11  d.:  The  said  John  Inckison  to 
have  for  his  pains  and  trouble  provided  that  y'^  said  John 
Inckison  give  his  bond  to  y*"  Constable  and  over  seers  for 
the  true  parformance  here  of  according  to  the  true  Intend- 
ment of  y*^  Con'"'^.  &  over  seers  And  that  the  sd  John  Incki- 
son shall  pay  the  sums  to  Thos.  whithead  brother  to  the 

for  the  support  of  a  Puritan  minister.  As  has  been  already 
stated,  the  Duke's  Laws  compelled  the  people  of  the  towns  to 
build  churches  and  support  the  ministry,  and  at  a  later  period  , 
the  Court  of  Assize  made  an  order  that  the  ministers'  rates 
should  be  paid  by  those  whose  property  was  assessed  for  taxa- 
tion, whether  they  believed  in  the  particular  form  of  worship 
maintained  or  not.  It  is  evident  from  the  purport  of  several 
records  that  there  was  a  bitter  feeling  here  against  Thomas 
Powell  on  account  of  his  refusal  to  pay  the  church  rates.  I 
think  some  of  his  property  was  finally  sold  to  meet  the  charge. 
It  may  be  here  mentioned  that,  under  the  Duke's  Laws,  to  ex- 
plicitly "  deny  the  true  God  "  was  punishable  by  death. — C, 
R.  S.] 


3  TO  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

deseassed  and  Jemima  and  Elizabeth  Whithead  sisters  to 
the  deceased,  when  he  corns  to  the  cage  of  21  years  and  to 
the  sisters  at  eighteen  years  or  at  the  day  of  their  marriage. 

Constable  Jonathan  Rogers 
(  Thos.  wicks 
"T)  Huntington  Overseers  <  Thos.  whitson 

July  12^''  1681.  (  Thos.  powell 

this  is  a  true  Copie  of  the  originall  Compared  by  me 

John  Corey,  Clerk. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  256.;  ^ 

Bee  it  known  to  all  whome  it  may  conserne  that  I  Jona- 
than Lewis  of  huntington  doe  acknowledg  to  have  Re- 
ceived full  satisfaction  for  that  part  of  y^  estate  which  Adam 
whithead  deceased  left  to  Jemimah  whithead  his  sd.  sister 
who  now  being  y*'  wife  of  me  Jonathan  Lewis  I  doe  owne 
y®  above  sd.  as  witnesse  my  hand. 

Jonathan  Lewes 
p  John  Corey,  Clark,  december  31.  1683 
{Court  Bee,  p.  4:16.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  FINCH  TO  NICHOLAS  ELLIS.] 

[1681,  July  15.] 

The  Record  of  Nicholas  EUes  This  deed  of  gift  is 

made   voyd   all  but 
y^  medow  owned  by 
John  finch  and  Nic- 
olas EUes  to  me  John 
Corey  Recor*^ 
To  all  Cssian,  peopell  to  whome  this  p'"sent  writing  shall 
come  I  John  finch:  of  huntington  upon  long  Island  in  y^ 
est  Riding  of  yorkshire  husbandman  :  have  of  my  owne 
voUentary  and  free  will  given  and  granted  being  in  my 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  311 

power  so  to  doe.  unto  Nicolas  EUes  of  Huntington  upon 
long  Island  in  y*"  est  Riding  of  yorkshire  afore  sd.  husband 
man :  part  of  my  home  lot :  sittuate  and  lying  in  hunting- 
ton  afore,  sd.  the  lot  of  Thorn''  whitson  on  the  east  side  y*" 
frunt  to  y"  hieway  or  street  the  nort  or  noreweast  my  lot 
the  Reare  the  woods  in  commondge  the  length  sisty  sea- 
ven  Rods  the  Breadth  nine  Rod  and  half  with  what  fruit 
trees  is  with  in  that  Compas,  I  say  all  my  Right  title  and 
Intrust  in  that  part  of  m}-  home  lott ;  with  a  hundred 
pound  Right  of  Comonadge.  and  four  acres  of  medow  or 
my  halfe  part  of  medow  lying  and  being  on  the  south  side 
of  y*"  Island  on  A  neck  of  medow  called  by  the  name  of  y'^ 
littell  east  neck  I  say  all  y*^  fore  mentioned  lands,  medows 
and  pastures :  and  every  part  and  parcell  there  of  I  the 
afore  named  John  finch  *'""'  :  have  alinated  and  estranged 
from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
unto  the  sd.  Nicolas  EUes  his  heirs  executors  administra- 
tors and  assignes  for  ever  to  have  hould  use  occopie  and 
injoy  without  any  fraud  trouble  or  molestation  :  of  any 
person  or  persons  what  soevei;  together  with  all  previledgs 
proffits  or  Revencus  there  to  belonging  or  ever  here  after 
shall  belong :  by  any  way  or  means  what  so-ever,  only  I 
the  said  John  finch  doth  Resarve  libarty  to  live  in  the  hous 
with  Nicollas  Elles  and  mary  his  wife  :  after  he  have  built 
on,  for  the  terme  of  my  life  :  if  the  sd.  Nicolas  and  mary 
his  wife  chance  so  long  to  live  :  and  stay  or  live  in  hun- 
tington  :  but  if  the  said  Nicollas  elles  chanch  to  leave 
huntington  and  should  sel  the  fore  mentioned  premises  or 
any  part  or  parcell,  there  of  that  then  I  the  sd  John  finch 
senr  qj-  ^^y  g^j-^  John  fiucli  J"'  or  either  of  our  assignes  shall 
have  the  first  Refusall :  of  such  sale  so  tendered  at  an  other 
mans  price  in  witnesse  whereof  I  have  here  unto  sot  my 
hand  and  scale  in  the  15  day  of  July :  In  y"  t,}  yeare  of  his 
Maties  Raine  and  in  y''  yeare  of  our  lord  1681. 

John  finch 


312  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

signed  sealed  and  in  y^ 
presents  of  the  mark  of 
AlesxBaylye 
Joseph  Baylye. 


This  is  A  true  copie  extracted  of  the 
originall  by. 

mee  John  Corey  Rec"" 


(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  77. 


[DEED.     ABIAL  TITUS  TO   RICHARD  BRUSH.] 

[1 68 1,  July  1 8.] 

This  writing  witnesseth  y'  I  abiall  Titus  of  huntington  in 
3^''  est  Riding  of  yorkshier  on  long  Island  :  have  for  a  Rea- 
sonable consideration  alredy  Received  in  hand  sould  a 
Cartain  parsell  of  medow  lying  on  y*"  south  side  of  y" 
Island  unto  Richard  Brush  ?t  being  bounded  as  foUoweth : 
it  being  y'^  south  est  corner  of  m}'  medow  containing  about 
halfe  an  acre  be  it  more  or  be  it  lesse :  it  is  neere  or  alto- 
gether compessed  with  a  littel  creek  from  all  the  Rest  of 
my  medow :  on  y'^  est  side  with  y''  lot  of  Thom^  Brush  : 
with  y''  Sound  on  y*"  south :  I  the  above  sd.  abiall  Titus 
have  barganed  sould  estranged  and  made  over  from  me 
my  heu-es  executors,  administrators  and  assignes  all  my 
Right  title  and  intrest  that  I  have  in  &  to  the  medow 
above  mentioned  unto  Richard  Brush  hisheires  executors, 
administrators  and  asignes  to  have  and  to  hold  and  peaca- 
bly  to  Injoy  for  ever  as  witnesse  iBof  July  i68i.  as  witnesse 
my  hand 

Abiel  Titus 
John  Core  Recor'''"  witnes. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.Td.) 


HUNTINCJTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  313 

[DEED.     BENJAMIN  JONES  TO  THOMAS  FLEET.] 

[168 1,  July  27.] 

July    27.     1681.     Thomas   ffleetts,    Record    of    half    neck 
medow. 

This  writing  witnesseth  to  whom  it  may  cohsern  y*  I 
Benjemcn  Jones :  of  huntington  in  3''  East  Riding  of  york 
shire  on  long  Island  husband  man :  have  for  a  reasonable 
consideration  alredy  Recaived  in  hand,  whare  of  and 
where  with  I  am  fully  satisfied  and  payed  :  sould  all  my 
Right  title  &  intrust  that  I  have  in  a  one  hundred  pound 
Right  of  medow  :  unto  Cap'"  Thomas  ffleett  of  y''  above 
sd.  towne  and  Riding.  The  above  sd.  medow  is  lying  on 
y''  south  sid  of  y''  Island  :  on  the  west  side  of  y''  halfe  neck 
and  bounded  with  the  lot  of  Moses  Scuder,  on  the  south: 
and  with  the  Creek  on  y"  west. 

I  the  above  sd.  benjemen  Jones  have  sould  *  *  *  * 
me  mv  heirs  executors  administrators  or  asignes :  Unto 
the  above  sd.  Cap'"  Thomas  ffleett  his  heirs  Executors  ad- 
ministrators or  assignes  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust  that 
I  have  in  }'''  above  said  medow  :  all  the  Right  that  I  have 
on  that  neck :  and  3'  above  sd.  Jones  doe  bind  m3'selfe, 
m3-  heirs  executors  administrators  or  assigns  from  molest- 
ing troubling  or  hindering  him  y'  above  sd  ffleett  or  his 
heires  or  successors  And  b3'  vertue  of  these  he  ma3^  have 
use  occopie  and  injo3'  ^^^^  above  said  medow  for  ever:  to 
the  premises  above  written  I  have  set  to  m3'  hand  In 
the  presents  of. 

John  Core,  Reco'  Benjaimin  Jones. 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  81.) 


314  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    JOSEPH  WHITMAN  TO  EDWARD 
KETCHAM.] 

[1681,  Aug.  2.] 

The  Record  of  Edward  kecham 

This  writing  testefieth  to  whome  it  may  consern  that  I 
Joseph  Whitman  of  hiintington  in  y'^  east  Riding  of  york 
sheir  on  long  Island  have  sold  unto  Edward  Kecham  of 
the  above  sd.  town  and  Riding  towparselsof  medow  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  y'  Island  on  A  neck  called  y'^  east  neck 
next  to  santepaug.  The  firs  parsell  is  in  the  sault  marsh  it 
being  eight  Rods  broad  :  and  Bounded  with  the  Town  lot 
on  y''  south  :  and  the  lot  of  John  Samons  on  y''  North  and 
with  y*^  Creek  on  the  west  and  Runing  to  y''  middell  of  the 
neck  east  ward  :  boath  sault  and  fresh  :  The  second  parsell  is 
also  eight  Rods  Broad  and  bounded  with  y''  woods  on  the 
north  side  and  also  one  parsell  of  medow  belonging  to 
Thomas  B.  and  Richard  Brush  lying  on  one  part  of  the 
fore  sd.  north  side  :  bounded  also  on  the  east  with  the 
woods  in  Comonege :  and  with  lot  of  John  Brush  on  y^ 
south  side  :  and  with  the  Creek  on  the  west  end. 

The  tow  :  fore  mentioned  parsels  of  medow  I  the  above 
sd.  Joseph  witman  have  barganed  sould  alienated  and  es- 
tranged :  for  a  reasonable  consideration  alredy  Receaived 
in  hand  where  of  and  where  with   I  doe  acknowledge  my 
self  fully  satisfied,  contented  and  payed  :  from  me  my  heires 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  unto  Edward  Kecham 
his  heirs — executors  administrators  and  assisfnes  to  have 
hold  use  ocupie  posses  and  peacably  to  Injoy  for  ever :  to 
witnesse  the  truth  of  the  above  written  premises  I  have 
here  unto  set  my  hand  this  2  day  of  augost  168 1. 
It  is  to  be  under  stood  the  two 
parsels  of  medow  above  mentioned 
are  boath  lying  on  y*"  west  side 


f 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  315 

of  the  east  neck,  fower  words 
scratched  out  ;  in  y""  fift  line  ^"'- 
fore  the  signing  here  ot  vvitnesse 

John  Core  Reco' 

Joseph  Whitman 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  83.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[168 1,  Sept.  24.] 

Sept.  24,  1 68 1. 

At  a  town  meeting,  legally  warned,  it  was  voted  to  make 
choice  of  one  or  two  men  to  be  deputies  to  act  in  the  town's 
behalf  with  the  Assembly  that  in  this  place  shall  meet  to 
consider  of  such  things  as  shall  be  thought  good  for  the 
publick. 

The  day  first  above  written  Capt.  Thomas  Fleet  and 
Isaac  Piatt  are  chosen  deputies  for  this  town.* 

[Copy  from  an  original  recorded  at  p.  48  of  the  Court 
Records.     Copied  and  inserted  in  the  revision  in  the  year 

1873-] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  93  and  Court  Bee,  p.  48.) 

[*There  was  at  this  period  discontent  and  hostility  in  all  the 
towns  growing  out  of  the  arbitrary  and  tyrannical  conduct  of 
the  then  Colonial  Governor,  Sir  Edmund  Andross.  The  peo- 
ple had  little  voice  in  public  affairs,  and  to  protest  against  this 
state  of  things,  assemblies  of  the  people  met  to  discuss  public 
matters.  It  was  such  an  assembly  that  was  now  called  to  meet 
in  Huntington,  and  to  which  Thomas  Fleet  and  Isaac  Piatt 
were  chosen  deputies.  The  callinc^  of  this  assembly  was  a  bold 
move,  for  in  April  previous,  Isaac  Piatt,  Epenetus  Piatt,  Samuel 
Titus,  Jonas  Wood  and  Thomas  Weeks,  allot  Huntington,  were 
arrested  and  put  in  prison  in  New  York  without  trial,  on  a 
charge  of  having  attended  meetings  for  the  purpose  of  devis- 
ing means  for  redressing  public  grievances.  The  recall  of 
Andross  to  England  prevented  further  aggressive  measures. — 
C.  R.  S.] 


3l6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    JONATHAN  SCUDDER  TO  JONAS 
WOOD.  Jr.] 

[1 68 1,  Oct.  3.] 

This  writing  witnesseth  to  whom  it  may  conserne  that  I 
Jonathan  Scudder  of  huntington  in  y*"  east  Riding  of  new 
3'ork  on  long  Island  have  sould  a  certain  parsell  of  land 
lying  and  being  in  y"*  east  feild  unto  Jonas  Wood  J""'  of  y® 
sd.  town  &  Riding  for  a  reasonable  consideration  alredy 
Rcceved  in  hand  whare  of  and  where  with  I  doe  acknoul- 
cdg  my  self  full}^  satisfied,  contented  and  payed,  I  sa}-  I 
have  Barganed  sold  and  made  over  frome  me  my  heirs  ex- 
ecutors admi*  and  assignes  unto  Jonas  Wood  afore  sd.  his 
heirs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  y'^  fore  sd.  land 
foure  acres  be  it  more  or  be  it  less  bounded  as  foUoweth 
3''^  south  with  y"  cart  way  :  y''  west  with  y'^  lot  of  Cap'" 
Joseph  bayly  y*"  noth  to  y*"  woods  in  Common,  y"  east  with 
y"*  lot  of  Jonathan  harnet  and  further  I  the  fore  sd.  Jonathan 
Scudder  doe  ingadge  my  self  my  heirs  executors,  admin"" 
and  assignes  to  bare  harmelesee  and  undemnefied  the  fore 
sd.  Jonas  wood  his  heirs,  executors  administrators  and 
asignes  from  any  person  or  persons  y*  shall  la}'  any  just 
or  lawfuU  claime  to  y''  fore  sd.  land  y'  he  y''  sd,  Jonas  wood 
and  his  may  hold  it  in  quiat  posession  for  ever,  as  witness 
my  hand  this  3  of  October  1681. 

Jonathan  Scudder. 
John  Corey  Rec"" 

{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  79.) 


[TROUBLE  WITH  THE  INDIANS.] 

[1681,  Oct,  10.] 

huntington  Could  Spring  '''  10  of  October  1681  John  Robi- 
son  being  about  y'"  age  of  27  years  saith  upon  oath  y*  on  y^ 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  317 

7  day  of  this  present  month  at  niglit.  An  Indean  named 
pan  was,  demanded  his  gun  of  me  and  I  Refused  and  Tom 
y"'  endian  in  y'"  mean  time  stole  a  gun  from  me  which  was 
in  poun  for  debt  or  took  it  from  me  and  hide  y^  sd.  gun  ; 
and  came  &  helped  pauwas  against  mee  and  y"  sd.  Tom 
had  pauwas  fetch  y''  pail  &  he  would  fill  it  with  Rum,  and 
so  when  they  had  drank  yUhey  would  have  more  and  when 
they  had  drunk  y'  they  came  and  broke  open  y''  dore  and 
Roulled  out  y''  Barrill  of  Rum,  while  they  did  it  two  other 
Indians  named  memicksieys  and  Ahunshin  they  garded 
me  with  their  guns  coked  threatening  to  shoot  mee  if  I 
Resisted  Ahunshing  bad  me  bring  out  my  tobackah  and 
my  venison  which  accordingly  I  did;  not  daring  to  Refuse 
further  more  whilest  they  were  drinking  out  y''  paile  of 
Rum  I  hid  an  Anker  of  Rum  abroad  :  which  they  found 
y*'  sd  Anker  of  Rum  ;  and  ware  seen  the  next  morning  by 
another  Indean  named  whatnews  a  drinkiny:  the  Rum,  and 
the  Rum  and  anker  be  gone  from  me,  but  in  y''  night  afore 
sd.  I  be  in  afraide  of  our  lives  my  wife  with  me  shut  our 
selves  in  y*"  inward  Rome  the  Indians  Broake  open  the 
dower  upon  us  ;  and  took  what  they  pleased  and  went 
forth  to  drinking  in  the  mean  while  we  locked  our  cheasts 
or  boxes,  and  flced  privetlv  at  a  back  dore  to  huntington 
in  y*"  night  for  Relief,  they  also  broke  my  windows  it  is  to 
understood  that  the}^  broke  in  to  the  Rome  twice  before 
Wee  fleed  thretned  to  abuse  my  wife  and  thrust  her  against 
y°  wall  and  threw  about  a  peck  of  salt  upon  m.y  child  in  y" 
bead  and  when  they  went  out  I  bared  the  dore  and  fleede 
as  afore  sd.  privetly  while  wee  ware  gone  they  broke  open 
the  windowes  and  dore  and  tooke  what  they  pleased  ;  and 
spoyled  our  linen  with  treading  in  y''  durt  and  with  grapes 
they  stayned  them,  but  to  give  a  perticuler  acount  of  our 
loss  and  damege  I  cannot  yet  doe. 
{Court  Records,  p.  356.) 

[1681,  Oct.  10.] 
huntington  Cold  spring,  October   10:    1681.  Jane  Robison 


3l8  HUNTINCrrON    TOWN    RECORDS. 

being  about  y''  age  of  2^  yers  saith  upon  [oath]  that  upon 
y^'  7  day  of  this  present  month  that  indens  named  Tom  & 
pauwas  desired  to  see  a  gun  that  we  had  in  keeping  that 
they  might  shew  their  friend  how  it  was  broke  and  was  to 
be  stocked  by  John  Robison  my  husband,  which  gun  was 
to  ly  in  paun  ;  for  debt  which  gun  as  soon  as  Recaived  En- 
dian  Tom  Run  away  with  ;  and  after  the  departure  of  david 
scudder  which  was  then  present  the  indian  named  pauwas 
asked  me  for  his  gun  pretending  as  if  he  would  goc  away. 
I  told  him  there  was  his  gun  he  might  take  it  and  he  toke 
it  up  and  went  into  y""  inward  Rome  and  said  he  must  have 
another  gun  and  tooke  my  husbands  gun  :  but  my  husband 
Refused  to  let  him  have  his  gun,  pauwas  said  he  would 
have  it  my  husband  striving  to  keep  his  own  gun  then  in 
came  Tom  and  memipeys  and  they  toke  his  gun  from  him 
by  force  and  gave  them  to  memipeys  to  keep  and  he  keept 
the  3  guns  and  when  we  ware  disarmed  one  said  to  y® 
other  fetch  y"  pail  I  fearing  they  would  draw  Rum  I  put 
out  y°  light,  and  fasned  the  dore  ;  but  memipeys  secured 
my  husband  notwith  standing  he  y'^  sd.  Tom  broke  up  y® 
dore  and  drew  about  a  paile  full  of  Rum  and  spilt  agreat 
quantiety  besides  this  don  they  went  into  y*"  bushies  with 
y®  Rum  but  presently  turned  again  and  sd.  they  would 
make  us  yeld  to  them  for  they  would  drink  by  the  fire  like 
men.  and  as  they  did  drink  they  macked  us  saying  com 
and  drink  with  us  and  why  doe  you  not  shout  us,  or  com 
and  shout  us,  when  as  they  had  our  gun,  so  we  shut  our- 
selves in  y''  inward  Rome  and  bared  the  dore  ;  we  haveing 
an  anker  of  Rum  :  formerly  drawn  out  my  husband  caryed 
it  ot  a  back  dore  and  hide  in  y"  bushesh.  then  we  locked 
our  things  and  lay  down  on  y''  bead  when  they  had  dis- 
posed of  y*^  Rum  by  drinking  or  other  they  came  and 
staved  at  the  dore  with  their  guns  and  I  held  y'^  dore  with 
an  yorn  crow  with  all  my  might  in  y*'  meene  time  my  hus- 
band looking  throw  a  crives  of  the  clabords  to  see  how 
they  did  act :  they  presed  hard  at  y*"  dore  and  thretned  to 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  3^9 

shout  US  my  husband  said  to  me  for  gods  sake  open  y''  dore 
or  they'  shout  us,  so  1  left  y^'  dore  and  they  broke  it  open 
and  came  in  ;  and  my  husband  came  out  of  y^"  bead  Rome 
to  perswade  them  to  forbare  and  I  stept  into  y^  bead  Rom 
thinking  to  preserve  my  child  and  to  save  the  Rum  that 
was  left  in  y^  barrell  and    pauwas  broke  in  upon  me  and 
the  other  3  endians  keept  my  husband  from   helping  me  ; 
and  I  striving  to  save  my  child  and  the  Rum,  they  hunched 
me  and  thrust  mee  against  y''  wall  and  shelf  and  barrell 
which  caused  me  to    cry    murther :    my    husband    prayed 
me  to  com  out  if  I  could  so  I  got  out  and  beged  he  would 
not  kill  my  child,  but  he  took  up  a  salt  box  of  about  a  pecke 
of  salt  in  it  and  threw  it  upon    my    child  ;    but   y^    pillows 
preserved  it,  it  was  but  little  hurt:  then  they   Rouled   out 
y  bariU  of  Rum  then  I  took  up  my  child  to  ascape  and  I 
heard  them  say  they  would  have  more    things    yet    and 
heard  them  also  command  my  husband  to  bring  them  his 
venison,  my  husband  stop  to  the  back  dore  to  me  and  told 
me  wee' must  fly  to  huntington  to  save  our  hves  for  they 
did  cok  their  guns  at  me  and  he  would  make  fast  the  dores, 
so  wee  went  to  huntington  in  y^"  night  for  Releife  and  I 
came  home  again  the  next  morning.  I  finding  my  hous  Ran- 
sacked my  things  spoyled  that  they  left  my  child  bed  hnen 
spoiled  and  trod  in  y^^  durt  my  bed  tumbled  up  and  thrown 
about  but  to  give  a  just  acountof  our  losses  as  yet  I  cannot 
wee  have    los't  a  considerable  quantety  of  mony,  in  wam- 
pom  and  silver,  2  blankits  and  a  coat  that  we  now  know 

wanting.  .  . 

the  anker  of  Rum  is  now  found  in  the  time  of  the  wntmg 
of  this  saide,  wanting  about  a  gallon  of  Rum  out  of  it ;  it 
was  removed  from  y^'  place  that  my  husband  set  it;  and 
was  hide  in  y''  swamp  and  further  saith  not. 
{Court  Records,  pp.  357-8.) 


320  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[COURT  RECORD.     RICHARD  WHITE  vs. 
RICHARD  BETTS.] 

•    [1681,  Oct.  17.] 

At  Acourt  held  in  hunting-ton  in  y^  Est-Riding  of 
October  New  York  by  his  Mag'*  authoryty  The  members 
1 7- 1 68 1     where  of  are  Mr  Jonas  Wood  Jus'"  of  y'^  peace. 

Mr  Wood  Refused  to  sit. 

Jonathan  Rogers,  Constable. 

Thomas  powell  ) 
1  Thomas  Wicks    j- over  seers. 

Thos.  Whissen   ) 

Richard    Whitte   plen**    against  Richard   Botts, 

de*^'"'  in  an  accion  of  the  case. 

Richard  White  pleads  y*  where  as  he  formerly  was 
bound  for  Richard  Bots  aperanc  at  y'^  session  Court  in 
South  hold :  y*"  sd  Richard  White  find  his  securety  not 
sufifitient  where  upon  there  is  Charge  arrisen  by  his  ob- 
taining suficent  security. 

The  Court  finds  for  y*"  plenf  that  y*"  defendant  shall  pay 
unto  y''  plen*'  9^  with  cost  of  sute. 

The  Charges. 
for  y*"  halfe  of  2  days  expended  about  giveing 

in  bond       

for  I''  payd  y"  Recorder  for  Recording  y'"  bond 
for  I**  6^  y°  Constable  for  attaching  y*"  sloope 

for  better  seciu-ity         .... 
for  I  day  expended  about  y"  above  sd    . 
for  P6''forsomoning  Ric''  Bots  to  town  Court 
{Court  Bee, p.  258.; 


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[1681,  Oct.  31.] 

October  the  31.  168 1 
At  a  town   meeting  it  was   voated   and   granted   that 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  32 1 

Thomas  Powell  should  take  up  sixteen  acres  of  land  be- 
tween J''  land  of  Samuell  woods  lot  and  y*^  east  ieild. 
the  same  first  above  writen  :  it  was  also  voated  and  granted 
y*^  Thomas  Wicks  shall  take  up  foure  acres  and  a  half  of 
land  adjoyning  to  Thomas  powells  land  aflore  said, 
the  same  day  it  was  voated  and  granted  y'  Samuell  Wood 
shall  take  up  ten  acars  of  land  adjoining  to  Tho'  powells 
land  afore  sd. 

the  day  above  sd.  it  was  voat  and  granted  :  y'  Jonathan 
Miller  shall  take  up  six  acars  of  land  joyning  to  Samuell's 
land  afore  sd. 

the  same  day  it  was  voated  and  granted  v*  Thomas  Whit- 
son  shall  take  up  ten  acares  of  land  by  Jonathan  Miller  and 
Samuell  Woods  land  aforesaid. 

the  same  day  it  was  voated  and  granted  v'  Robert  Can- 
field  shall  take  up  six  acres  of  land  by  Richard  Whites 
land  in  the  west  neck 

The  day  afore  said  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  Robr' 
Arther  shall  take  up  six  acars  of  land  next  to  Robert  Can- 
feilds  land  afore  sd. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  Mr 
Jonas  Wood  sen'  shall  take  up  ten  acars  of  land  towards 
his  division  it  lying  on  y''  south  side  of  stonv  brook  path 
on  the  East  side  of  y^  town. 

Book  A.-  74 — . 
the  day  above  sd.  it    was  voated  and  granted  y'  Isac  plat 
shall  take  up  sixteen  or  eighteen  acres  of  land  towards  his 
division  it  lying  on  boath  sides  of  Jonathan  harnets  grown 
up  hollow :  on  y'^  north  side  of  Stony  brook  path, 
the  day  above   written  it  was  voated  and    granted   that 
Joseph  Baylye  shall  take  up  six  acres  of  land  towards  his 
division  it  lying  at  stony  brook  joyning  to  his  land  there, 
it  is  to  bee  understood  that  all  y'  severall  parsells  of  land  is 
land  of  division  above  written 

by  me  John  Corey  Record. 


322  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

October  31.  1681. 

at  a  town  meeting  the  day  above  said  it  was  voated  and 
granted  that  James  Chichester  senior  shall  take  up  foure 
acres  of  land  towards  his  dcvision  it  lying  on  y''  west  side 
of  y''  head  of  v'  Cove  on  y'  East  Neck 

The  dav  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  that 
Steven  Jarvis  Jun''  shall  take  up  six  acres  of  land  towards 
his  division  it  Iving  about  y"  midell  of  y''  east  Neck  by 
abriery  swamp. 

The  same  day  it  was  voated  and  granted  v*  Robert  Cran- 
feild  shall  tak  up  three  acres  of  land  towards  his  division 
it  lying  on  y'  east  neck  and  joyning  to  the  land  of  Steven 
Jarvis  afore  said. 

The  day  above  sd.  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  Jona- 
than Rogers  shall  take  up  16  or  eighteen  acres  of  land 
towards  his  division  it  lying  on  y"'  west  neck  on  y'-'  south 
side  of  y''  Cove  over  against  John  Teeds  land  which  lyeth 
on  y''  north  sid  of  y''  cove. 

the  day  above  said  it  was  voated  and  granted  y*  Edward 
kecham  shall  tak  up  three  acres  of  land  towards  his  divi- 
sion it  lying  at  ye  East  end  of  wigwam  swamp  if  not 
prejidditiall  to  y*"  town. 

The  same  day  it  was  voated    and  granted  that  Samuell 

kecham  shall  take  up  4  acres  of  land  at  y'  cove  joyning  to 

John  Sammous  land,   y''  south  end  or  sid  of  it:  part  of  it  is 

swamp.     The  sd  four  acres  of  land  is  towards  his  division. 

Entered  New  Book  A  page  75. 

{Toivn  Meetings,  Vol.  I, pp.  95-6.) 


[1681,  Nov.  I.] 

Thomas  fflectts  mark  y'  he  gives  his  Creatures  is  A  ci^op 
on  y"^^  neere  ear  and  2  slits  in  y'"  crop. 

Thomas  ffleet  son  of  Cap'"  Thomas  ffleet  was  maried  to 
Esther  parat  the  first  of  november  in  y*^  yeare  1681. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  81.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  323 

[DEED.    JOHN  FINCH,  Sen.,  TO  NICHOLAS 
ELLIS.] 

[168 1,  Nov.  13.] 

Nicalos  Elles. 

To  all  Cptian  peopell  to  whome  these  psents  shall  com.  I 
John  Finch  sen'  of  huntington  upon  long  Island  in  y^  est 
Riding  of  yorkshier  Mariner  hav^e  of  my  owne  voUentary 
&  free  will  given  and  granted  being  in  my  own  power  so 
to  doe  unto  my  son  in  law  Nicollas  Elles  of  huntington 
upon  long  Island  in  y'^  east  Riding  of  york  sheir  afore  said 
husband  man  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust  in  my  hous  and 
home  lott  y*  I  now  live  in  formerly  in  y*'  tenor  or  occopa- 
tion  of  Trustrum  hedges  &  purchased  of  me  of  y'^  town  of 
hunting :  at  avandue  I  say  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust  in 
y*.  hous  and  home  lot  y*  is  with  in  my  fence  from  y*  place 
whare  y''  petition  fence  Runs  between  y*"  lot  y*  was  for- 
merly in  y'^  tenor  or  occupation  of  caleb  wood  :  and  so  toy** 
hie  way  y*  leadeth  to  y*^  harbour  &  so  to  y*^  lot  or  land  of 
Robart  arthers  y*  I  sold  to  gorge  Belding  togather  with  all 
Rights  and  tittels  of  Comonage  there  unto  be  longing  or 
ever  after  shall  be  long  to  y°  sd.  pr-mises :  or  any  part  or 
parsell  there  of  except  what  I  sould  unto  gorge  Holding 
y*^  he  elinated  to  y'^  fore  sd.  arther,  but  all  y'-'  Rest :  viz  : 
My  hous  garding  home  lot  and  Comonadge  theree  unto 
belonging  Which  is  a  two  hundred  pound  Right  by  denom- 
ination I  y"  fore  sd.  John  finch  ''''"'.  have  alinated  by  these 
presents  all  my  Right  title  and  intrust  from  me  my  heirs 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  with  foure  acres  of 
medow  be  it  more  or  lesse  :  or  y^  half  preportion  of  medow 
y*  I  have  on  a  necke  of  medow  on  y'^  south  side  of  y''  Island 
comonly  called  by  y®  name  of  y''  littel  est  neck  unto  Nicolas 
Elles  his  heirs,  executors  administrators  and  assignesse  : 
To  have  and  to  hold  for  Ever  without  any  hinderance  of 
him  y**  sd.  John  finch  sen.  or  any   Claiming  from   by  or 


32  1-  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

under  him  in  consideration  where  of  y"  fore  sd.  Nicolas, 
doe  promis  and  ingage  at  y^  sealing  &  delivery  here  of  to 
Resigne  up  unto  y*"  fore  mentioned  John  finch  ser.  y*  part 
of  lot  with  its  hundred  pound  Right  of  comonadge :  with 
its  former  deed  of  gift  to  be  in  his  own  power  and  disposell  : 
and  I  y""  fore  sd  John  finch  senr  y*"  giver  of  y®  fore  men- 
tioned premises  doe  Reserve  Hberty  if  he  see  cause  to  Uve 
in  y''  hous  with  Nicollas  EUes  and  mary  his  wife  as  long  as 
they  or  either  of  them  live  in  huntington :  for  y*"  true  per- 
formence  of  y''  afore  mentioned,  I  have  here  unto  sot  my 
hand  and  seal  this  13'^  of  novemher :  in  y''  33  yeare  of  his 
j^^ties  Reign  and  in  y"  yeare  of  our  lord  1681  :  According 
to  y*"  Computation  of  The  Curch  of  England. 

John  finch 

the  marK  of 

Roger XGUINT  This  deed  of  gift  was  owned 

Joseph  Bayly.  by  John  finch  se'   above  sd. 

to  me  to  be  his  act  and  deed 
before  y*^  Recording  of  it 
John  Corey  Rec'' 
This  is  a  true  copie  compered  with  y''  originall  by  me 
John  Corey,  Record.  The  fore  sd.  nicolles  Elles  did  own 
to  me  y*  he  Resined  up  the  deed  formerly  made  all  but  y® 
medow  which  is  also  given  in  this  and  is  y*^  true  intent. 

John  Core  Record 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  93.) 


[THE  BROTHERTON  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[i68i,Nov.  17.] 

William  Broderton  sonn  of  william  broderton  was  Borne 
yt  jjth  Qf  may  in  y''  yeer  1678. 

John  Broderton  sonn  of  william  broderton  was  borne  the 
first  day  of  may  in  y'  yeer  1686. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  325 

Mary  Broderton  was  borne  y  ly^^'  of  november  in  y*^  yeer 
of  our  lord  1681. 

{Surveys,  p.  160.) 


[COURT  CHARGES.] 


[168 1,  Nov.  21.] 

Nov.  21.  1 68 1. 
Thomas  Higbie  against  Sarah  Griffin 

The  charges  of  y'^  cort  afore  sd.  anseth  as  followeth. 

lor  v'=  Constable  and  3  overseers 
for  the  entry  y''  accion  and  judgment 
for  entry  of  7  testimonys 
for  y'^'  entry  of  y*^  accounts  andcharges 
for  y''  constable  summoning  Thomas   ) 
higbe  &  Samuell  Griffin  to  court       ) 
for  supeny  for  witnes 
for  entring  a  venere 

for  y''  Constable  Troubels  in  taking  bond 
{Court  Eec ,  p.  3S1.) 


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[DEED.     JONN  FINCH,  Sen.,  TO  JOHN  FINCH,  Jr., 
THENCE  TO  EDWARD  HIGBEE.] 

[168 1,  Nov.  30.] 

A  Record  of  y*"  deed  of  gift  to  John  ffinch  Ju^ 
To  all  Cspian  peopell  to  whome  these  p'sents  shall  com  I 
John  ffinch  of  huntington  m  y'  east  Riding  of  yorkshire 
Marriner :  did  by  mine  indever  purches  an  acomandation 
or  a  tow  hundred  pound  alotment  of  one   Samuell  davis. 


326  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

then  of  faire  feild  Within  y*  Colony  of  Conyticott  with  all 
its  Rits  and  previlledges  boath  of  upland  and  medow  also 
on  more  a  lotment  of  y"  town  of  huntington  at  a  vandue 
formerly  in  y«  tenor  or  ocupation  of  one  trustrum  hodges, 
with  all  its  Rights  and  previledges  both  of  upland  and 
medow  which  rite  of  upland  both  hous  and  home  lot  with 
all  its  Rights  and  previledge  y*  doth  or  ever  here  after  may 
there  to  belong  :  with  half  my  Rite  of  medow  on  a  neck  of 
medow  on  y°  south  side  of  y*  Island  called  by  y®  name  of 
y*  litel  east  neck  formerly  belonging  to  y*  Alotment  pur- 
chased of  Samuell  davis  :  afore  sd  :  I  have  past  away  by 
deed  of  gift  unto  my  son  in  law  Nicolas  EUes  :  And  what 
so  ever  y*^  I  John  finch  sen""  have  not  past  away  as  afore  sd : 
I  doe  by  this  deed  of  gift  pas  over  by  this  deed  of  gift  unto 
my  dugtyfuU  son  John  ffinch  Jun""  after  my  deseas;  his 
heirs  and  sucsessers  for  ever  that  is  to  say  my  home  lot  & 
orchyard,  situat  &  lying  in  huntington  adjoyningt  o  y®  lot 
of  Thomas  Whitson  with  all  its  Rits  and  priveledge  of  lands 
devided  &  undevided  :  as  also  eight  acars  of  medow  lying 
on  y^  south  side  of  y®  Island  on  aneck  called  by  y^  name  of 
santepaug  which  is  a  tow  hundred  Rite  of  medow  formerly 
belonging  to  y®  lot  of  trustum  hedgges :  with  my  other 
half  share  or  hundred  pound  Rite  of  medow  on  a  neck  of 
medow  called  by  y**  name  of  y*'  litle  east  neck,  always  be- 
longing to  y*  purchesed  of  Samuell  davis  afore  mentioned : 
I  say  all  my  Rite  titel  and  intrust  in  my  two  hundred 
pounds  Rite  of  upland  :  with  home  lot  &  orchyard  with  y^ 
fore  mentioned  three  hundred  pound  Rite  of  medow  land, 
I  have  past  as  afore  sd  to  my  well  beloved  and  dutyfull  son 
John  fifinch  Jun""  he  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
assignes.  To  have  and  to  hold  forever,  and  doe  by  these 
p'"sents  according  to  y*"  custom  of  y""  law  of  England  before 
y"  sealing  &  deliverying  :  deliver  unto  my  beloved  son  on 
iron  pottadg  putt  in  lew  of  y  fore  mentioned  p''moses  in 
witnesse  whereof  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  &  seal :  the 
last  day  of  november  in  y^  33  yeare  of  his  mag"*  Raine: 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


32r 


And    in  y'^  year    of  our  lord  ;  according  to  y"'  Church  of 

England  1681. 

signed,  sealed  and  delivered    |  JoHN  FFINCH  ^*'°' 

in  p''sents  of  us  whose  names 

are  here  subscribed. 


the  mark  of 


Roger  X  GUI  NT 
Joseph  Bayly. 


(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  101.) 


A.  true  copie  of  y  onginall 
compared  by  me  John  Corey 
Reco"^ :  and  owned  by  John  finch 
sen''  to  be  his  act  and  deed. 


Know  all  men  by  these  p''sents  y*  I  John  finch  Jun""  of 
Huntington  on  Long  Island  in  y"  east  Riding  of  new  york. 
shire  doe  for  my  self  my  heirs  executors,  administrators  & 
assignes  fully  &  absolutly  by  thes  presents  allinate  and 
asigne  set  over  &  confirme  unto  Edward  high}'  of  Hun- 
tington all  my  Right  title  &  intrust  in  y''  within  written 
deed  gift  of  accomunondations  all  y^  p''veleedges  and  aper- 
tenances  there  unto  belonging  from  me  John  finch  afore  sd. 
for  him  y'^  sd.  Edward  Higby  his  heirs,  executors,  admin- 
istrators and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  possesse  improve 
injoye  from  y'^  day  of  y"  date  here  of  for  ever  peasfull  and 
free  and  ample  maner  in  all  Respects  what  so  ever  as  I  y" 
sd.  John  finch  ever  was  to  doe  by  vertue  of  this  within 
written  deed  of  gift  affirming  y^  sd.  Edward  Higby  That 
3^*^  sd.  accomnondation  is  free  from  gifts  grants  morgdges 
or  assignments  made  by  me  and  here  assigned  by  me 
y"  sd.  John  finch  and  made  over  from  me  my  heirs  execu- 
tors and  assignes  or  any  other  person  Laying  claime  from 
by  or  under  y°  sd.  John  fifinch,  And  for  confirmation  here 
of  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  c^  scale  this  6^''  of  October 


328  HUNTINGTOX   TOWN   RECORDS. 

in  y*  yeare  1683,  signed,  sealed  delivered  in  presents  of  us 
witnesses  Ierexus  Adams,  Richard  White. 

John  ffinch 
the  above  sd  is  Recorded  The  17*''  of  January   1683  p. 

John  Corey 

Clerk. 
{Deeda,  Vol,  l,p.  102.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  EVERETT  TO  SAMUEL 
KETCHAM.] 

[168 1,  November.] 

Sold  by  John  Everrit :  his  hom  lot  being  four  acres,  bar- 
ganed  sold  and  made  over  from  y'^  said  John  his  heirs  & 
assignes,  to  Samuell  kecham  his  heirs  and  assignes  all  his 
Right  &  Intrust  in  &  to  y*^  4  acres  of  land  being  his  hom 
lott :  haveing  Receaved  full  satisfaction  alredy  in  hand  I 
sa}-  I  have  sold  and  estranged  from  me  my  heirs  &  assignes 
to  y'"  said  Samuell  his  heirs  &  assignes  To  have  And  to 
hold  ffor  ever.  This  a  true  copie  extracted  out  of  y®  origi- 
nall  bv  me  John  Corey  Rec"^ 
november  1681. 

Recorded  by  order  of  John  Everrit 
by  me  Thomas  povvell,  Rec"" 
it  is  to  be  under  stood  that  y''  above  said  lot  is  joyning  to 
y'  west  side  of  Richard  Whites  home  lot.  y"  north  to  y 
hie  way  y''  south  &  west  to  y''  woods  in  common  by  me 
John  Corey,  Rec"" 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  91 ) 


[1681,  Dec.  15.] 

Joseph  Wood,  husbandman,  was  married  to  Euenice  Jar- 
ves  the  15'*"  dav  of  December  i6gi. 
(  Court  KecordH,  p.  350.; 


huntin(;to\  town  records.  329 

[RECORD  OF  LANDS  OF  PHILIP  UDALE.] 

[1681,  Dec.  16.] 

The  Record  of  Phillip  Udale,  Land  and  medow. 

To  all  Cristin  people  to  whome  these  presents  shall  com  : 
Whereas  there  was  a  marage  sollemnised  between  phillip 
udele,  son  of  phillip  udele  of  flushen  in  y*'  west  Riding  of 
york.  of  y"  on  party  &  mary  baly  daughter  of  Joseph  Bayly 
of  huntington  in  y'^  east  Riding  of  york  shire  afore  sd  of  y*^ 
other  party  :  know  y*"  y'  I  y''  afore  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  have 
given  and  granted  and  made  over  unto  3'  fore  sd.  Phillip 
udel  and  mary  his  wife  her  heirs,  executors,  administrators 
and  asigncs  half  m}'  farme  lying  and  being  with  in  y*" 
Bounds  of  huntington  above  said  at  a  place  called  and 
known  by  y'"  name  of  y  fresh  pond  :  bounded  on  y"  east 
side  with  y*'  hassokie  meddow  or  swamp  at  y*"  head  of  y*^ 
sd.  pond  :  on  y'"  south  &  west  with  y*"  woods  in  comon- 
nage  :  on  y"  north  with  a  litel  hollow  and  y®  land  of  y*^  fore 
sd.  Baly  :  also  y*^  south  part  or  halfe  of  my  medow  :  lying 
on  y"  east  side  of  Crabmedow  :  Bounded  with  y''  woods 
y''  east  end :  and  y''  south  side  with  y*"  medow  belonging 
to  thomas  Skidmor  or  Willam  Broterton  together  with 
all  Rites  and  priveledges  as  doth  or  ever  here  after  may 
belong  to  the  afore  sd.  half  farme  :  I  say  all  my  Right  title 
and  Intrust  I  have  made  over  and  estranged  as  atore  sd. 
provided  y'^  sd.  phillip  udel  and  mary  his  wife  doe  not  give 
grant  nor  estrange  y''  fore  mentioned  promises  nor  any 
part  nor  parsell  there  of.  But  after  y"'  deseas  of  y''  afore 
mentioned  phillip  and  mary  his  wife  :  to  Rcmaine  and  falle 
to  mary  udele  daugter  of  y"  afore  sd.  phillip  and  mary  : 
But  if  y'  sd.  mary  chance  to  die  unposessed  of  y"  fore  sd. 
land  and  medow  :  then  to  fale  to  y^  next  suckscesfuU  heire 
of  y'^  fore  named  mary  udele  and  if  y''  sd:  phillip  udele 
chance  to  die  before  mary  his  wife  :  the  heirs  of  y''  said 
phillip  and  mary,  Shall  not  claime  any  part  there  in,  untill 


330  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

after  y''  desease  of  y*  sd.  mary  :  And  then  to  Remaine  and 
be  in  y^  powre  &  possesion  of  y''  sd.  mary  udele  daughter 
of  y«  fore  mentioned  mar}^  udele  or  her  heirs  if  any  or  to 
y''  next  sucksesfull  heir :  for  which  end  I  have  estranged 
y^  fore  mentioned  p'mises  and  every  part  and  parcell  there 
of  with  all  its  Rites  and  priveleges  unto  phillip  udele  and 
mary  his  wife,  their  heirs  or  heirs  as  aforesaid,  to  have  and 
to  hold  forever.  In  witnesse  whereof  I  have  here  unto  set 
my  hand  &  seale  *^  i6  of  december  ;  in  y®  33  of  his  ma*'®* 
Rain  :  and  in  y''  yeare  of  our  lord  according  to  y*"  compu- 
tation of  y®  curch  of  England  1681. 

Joseph  Bavly 

the   mark   of 

Ales  x  Bayly 
signed  sealed  and  delivered 
In  y*"  preasants  of  y"  mark  of 
NicollesxElles 
Maria  Elles 

A  true  copie  of  y®  originall  Com- 
pared by  me  John  Corey  Record- 
And  owned  by  Joseph  Baly  to  be 
his  act  and  :  deed  before  y''  entry 
hereof. 

Jenuery  th  10:   i68|^. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  97.) 


[JONATHAN  LEWIS  TO  THOMAS  SCIDMORE.] 

[1682,  Jan.  1 1.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  y*'  I  Jonathan  Lewis  of 
-y®  Town  of  westberly  In  y''  Colony  of  Road  Island  in  new 
England  doe  bind  myself  my  heires  executors  administra- 
tors or  assinges  to  pay  or  cause  to  be  payed  unto  thomas 
skidmor  Jun""  of  Huntington   In  y®   East  Riding  of  york 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  33I 

shire  on  long  Hand  husbandman  him  his  heires  cxccvitors 
administrators  or  assignes  y*^  full  &  just  sume  of  three  score 
and  twelve  poimds  :  In  good  and  merchantable  beife  porke 
winter  wheat  sumer  wheat  and  Indeancorne  In  somes  and 
maner  following:  That  is  to  say  12""  p  3'car  for  six  3'cars 
going  untill  y"  whole  three  score  and  tw^elve  pounds  be 
payed  viz:  The  firs  £\2  is  to  be  payed  in  y*^  year  1684  at 
or  before  y''  10*''  of  march  :  The  second  payment  is  to  be 
payed  at  or  before  y°  10  of  march  in  y"  3'ear  1685.  The 
third  payment  to  be  made  and  payed  at  or  before  y"  10'''  of 
march  in  y°  year  1686.  The  forth  pa)'ment  to  be  payed  at 
or  before  10"'  of  March  in  x"  year  1687.  The  5"'  payment 
to  be  payed  at  or  before  v'  10"'  of  march  in  y'=  ^^ear  1688. 
the  6*''  and  Last  payment  to  be  made  y*"  10*''  of  March  in  y« 
year  1689  or  before  y*^  10"*  of  March  next  above  sd.  and  all 
y*  above  s*^  payments  to  be  pa^^ed  and  delivered  at  any  one 
house  in  Huntington  where  y*^  above  s*^  Thomas  skidmore 
or  his  successors  shall  from  yeare  to  yeare  give  order. 
And  y*^  above  sd.  Thomas  skidmore  shall  provid  a  team  on 
his  own  charge  to  dra\v  ally*"  sd.  payments  to  Huntington, 
all  which  pay  is  for  and  in  consideration  of  a  halfe  farme 
sould  unto  y*^  above  Bounden  Jonathan  Lewis  with  all  its 
Rights  and  priveledges  mentioned  at  large  in  y''  bill  of  sale 
all  wdiich  I  y'^  above  said  Jonathan  Lewis  doe  assigne  and 
make  over  y*"  above  sd.  Thomas  skidmore  his  heires  execu- 
tors administrators  and  assignes  untill  y''  fore  sd.  three 
score  and  twelve  pounds  be  fully  answered  and  payed  the 
yearly  paj'ment  in  beife  at  2'^  per  pound  Round,  porke  at 
3'^  per  pound  winter  wheat  at  5^"  p  bushell  sumer  wheat  4' 
6''  per  bushell  Indian  corn  at  2'^  6''  pr  bushell  And  further 
if  y''  above  sd.  farme  be  forfit  for  want  of  y'^  full  perfor- 
mence  of  y®  above  ^^  payments  Then  it  shall  be  LawfuU  by 
vartue  of  these  for  y'^  above  sd.  Thomas  skidmore  his  heires 
executors  administrators  or  assinges  if  he  or  either  of  them 
shall  see  cause  to  take  all  y*'  afore  sd.  Lands  again  from  y" 
sd.  Jonathan  Lewes  or  his  successors  and  }•''  said  Jonathan 


332  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Lewis  shall  allow  £4  los.  per  yer  as  Rent.  And  y^  sd. 
Thomas  shall  Returne  y^  over  plush  if  any  In  such  as  he 
did  Receive  And  pay  it  to  any  hous  in  huntington  where 
3'''  sd.  Lewes  or  his  successors  shall  order  and  to  y''  true 
performence  here  of  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and 
scale  this  eleventh  of  Jenueary  1682. 
Witness  JoNETHEN  Lewis 

John  Corey 
Samuell  griffen 

This  is  a  true  coppy  taken  by 
me  John  Corey  Clerk 

1682 
decembr  y*^  29.  1688.  Thomas  skidmore  came  before  mee 
and  did  acknowledge  hee  had  Received  the  full  contents 
of  the  bill  of  Jonathan  lewises  above  written  as  witnesse 
my  hand.     Isaac  Piatt 

Rec''  the  mark  of  X  thomas 

skidmore. 
{Court  Bee,  pp.  403-4.) 


[FINED  FOR  TRAVELING  ON  SUNDAY.] 

[1682.  Jan.  29.] 

huntington  Jan  y''  29*^  1682. 

Return  Davis  aged  about  45  yeres  testfieth  y*  upon  a 
Lords  day  not  long  since,  towards  night  I  in  my  hous  heard 
y''  sound  of  a  hors  troting.  I  Looked  out  and  saw  Robart 
kellam  on  hors  back  coming  from  oyster  bay  haveing  a  bag 
under  him  which  had  y''  like  of  6  pecks  in  it  as  I  thought 
&  I  supposed  it  was  meal  And  I  asked  him  why  he  set  out 
from  03'ster  bay  on  y''  lords  day  to  come  home  he  said  it 
was  not  lords  day  lor  it  was  night  I  said  look  yonder,  I 
think  y*'  sun  is  half  an  hour  hie  and  I  belive  you  came  out 
of  oyster  bay  about  y''  begining  of  y*"  afternoon  meeting 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  333 

and  I  told  him  I  thought  he  wokl  be  taken  notis  of.  I 
also  asked  him  wliether  he  liad  got  his  meal  now  he  said 
yes  he  could  not  iiave  it  soon  ancnif  to  com  hom  yester  day 
and  further  saith  not. 

In  y*^  absence  of  y''  justis  sworne  before  me  j).  Isack  Piatt. 
Thomas  weeks  being  sworn  saith  y'  he  was  at  John 
kecham  hous  on  a  lords  day  towards  night  and  I  saw  Rob- 
art  kellem  coming  from  oyster  on  hors  back  with  a  bag 
under  him  and  further  saith  not. 

the  action  is  entred  on  y""  back  side  of  y*^  23  page  or  24. 
(  Court  Rec,  p.  370.) 

At  a  town  court  held  in  huntington  Jan.  29,  1682 
by  his  magist  authoryty.     The  member  where  of  are  Mr 
Jonas  wood  Justis  of  y"  peace. 

Isack  plat  Constable  r  , 

Samuell  ketcham 
Thomas  whitson 
Epenetus  platt,  overseers. 
James  Smith 

The  evidence  are  Tho: 

wicks  &  Return  Davis 

entred  on  y''  first  i)age. 

a  complaint  entered  against  Robart  kellem  for  braking  y® 

sabath  by  traviling  and  caring  of  a  burdin  and  the  Court 

finding  it  Leagely  proved. 

The  court  sentence  is  that  y'^  sd.  Robart  kellam  shall  pay 
twenty  shilling  or  make  such  an  acknowledgment  as  y" 
Court  shall  except  of  and  pay  what  is  dew  to  y''  court. 

The  court  Charges  -  -  -  -  o  12  06 
The  Constables  fees  -  -  -  -  o  05  00 
The  Clerks  fees  -        -        -        -      o    03     1 1 

[Court  Rec,  p.  394) 


334  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.     THE  IMPRISONED  MEN  TO 
HAVE  AN  ALLOWANCE.] 

[1682,  April  I.J 

Apr.  I.  1682. 

At  a  town  meeting  legally  warned  it  w^as  voted  and 
granted  by  the  major  part  of  the  town  that  John  Adams 
shall  have  the  town's  right  of  the  stream  commonly  called 
and  known  by  the  name  of  Cold  Spring  to  set  up  a  good 
sufficient  grist-mill  and  saw-mill  upon  it  the  said  John 
Adams  would  take  it  upon  such  conditions  as  the  consta- 
ble and  overseers  (with  so  many  of  the  neighbors  as  they 
shall  chose)  shall  make  with  him  in  behalf  of  the  town. 

[These  are  the  names  of  those  that  are  to  make  the 
above  said  covenant.] 

Isaac  Piatt,  Constable  Them  of  the  neighbors 

Tho.  Whitson  ]  that  they  have  [chosen] 

Sam'  Kecham  I  Over  are. 


Epen.  Piatt        [seers 
Jas.  Smith        J 


{Court  Records,  1681^, p.  1.) 


Mr  Jonas  Wood,  Sen"" 
James  Chichester  Sen"" 
Saml  Titus 
Rich.  Brush 
John  Kecham 
John  Corey 


Tho.  Powell  w^as  chosen  constable  but  he  refuseth  to 
serve  having  scruples  of  swearing  as  the  law  directs.     The 
y^)    day  above  said  Epeiietus  Piatt  &  James  Smith  [w^ere  chosen] 
overseers. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  put  to  vote  wdiether  or  no 
the  town  would  pay  the  five  men  that  were  forced  to  New 
York  and  sufTered  imprisonment  together  with  their 
charges  &  loss  of  time,  viz :  Isaac  Piatt,  Epenetus  Piatt, 
Saml.  Titus,  Jonas  Wood  &  Thomas  Wicks  ;  it  being  voted 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  335 

and  granted  that  they   should  have  allowcnce  out  of  the 
next  town  rate,  it  then  being  put  in. 
{Court  Records,  1681-4, p.  10.) 

Aprill  the  first  1682. 
At  a  town  meeting  legally  warned  Isac  platt  chosen  Con- 
stable.    Epenetus  platt  James  Smith  overseers. 

the  day  first  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  that 
John  Wicks  shall  take  up  ten  acres  of  land  :  towards  his 
division :  it  lying  above  ye  head  of  ye  hollow  y'  goeth  to 
the  old  East  feild  on  y''  south  side  of  ye  path. 

The  day  above  sd  it  was  voated  and  granted  y*  Richard 
Brush,  Timothy  Conkling,  Thomas  Brush  &  John  Brush 
shall  take  up  esh  man  eight  acres  of  land  towards  his 
division:  It  lying  on  the  West  neck,  between  the  mill  ston 
bro(3k  and  John  Samoiis  feild  y'  lyeth  at  y*^  cove,  (the  two 
above  grants  entered  Book  A.  page  75). 

The  day  above  sd.  it  was  voated  t^  granted  y'  Thomas 
Scuddcr  shall  take  up  six  acres  of  land  towards  his  division 
if  so  much  found  Convenient  lying  on  y"'  west  or  nor  west 
side  of  his  land  lying  by  y'  harbour  on  y'  east  neck  Run- 
ning between  Jolui  finches  land  &  y*"  sd.  Tho"  Scudders 
land  home  to  y"  west  poynt. 

It  was  voated  and  granted  y''  day  above  sd.  y*  Henry 
Soper  shall  take  up  eight  acres  of  land  towards  his  divi- 
sion. It  lying  on  y''  south  side  of  y''  hors  neck  path  over 
ae^ainst  ^'^  new  feild  v'  lyeth  on  v''  west  neck. 


'&' 


The  day  above  sd.  It  was  voated  and  granted  y' Steven 
Jarvis  sen""  shall  take  up  ten  or  twelve  acersof  land  towards 
his  division  where  hce  shall  thinke  best  except  lound  pre- 
jedetiall  by  y''  estimation  of  y''  surveyors  &  when  layed 
out :  to  be  recorded  where  it  lyeth  with  ye  bounds 
thereof  John  Corey  Recde. 

(the  3  above  Entered  Book  A.  ^6  page) 


336  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

The  day  first  above  written  it  was  voted  and  granted 
that  Epenetus  Piatt  shall  take  up  i6  acres  or  i8  of  land,  it 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  old  east  feild  next  the  Reed 
Pond 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voted  &  granted  that  Nicollas 
Ellise  shall  have  ten  acres  of  land  towards  his  division  in 
the  east  neck  where  the  surveyors  shall  see  cause  ;  and 
then  the  place  and  bounds  to  be  recorded. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Rich*^ 
Williams  should  have  nine  acres  of  land  towards  his  divi- 
sion, it  lying  at  the  new  field  near  Horse  Neck  path,  and 
bounded  on  the  east  by  the  land  ot  Edw.  Kecham  and  on 
the  west  with  land  of  Rich'^  Whit[man.] 

The  same  day  above  said  it  was  allowed  &  granted  that 
John  Corey  shall  take  in  so  much  upland  with  his  piece  at 
Long  Swamp  as  the  surveyors  shall  see  cause. 

John  Corey,  Recorder. 

[Copied  from  Court  Records  for  1 68 1-4,  at  the  pages 
indicated  in  connection  with  the  several  parts,  this  last 
being  from  p.  15  of  the  old  number,  p.  of  new,  in  the 
year  1873.J 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  vp-  97,  99,  101  and  103.) 

Aprill  y''  ist.  1682.  It  was  granted  untoo  Thomas  brush 
That  he  should  have  eight  acars  of  land  in  y*"  west  neck : 

It  now  being  layd  out  and  is  eighty  Rods  in  Length  and 
sixteen  in  breadth  Runing  East  ward  and  west  ward  to  y^ 
Commons  And  joyning  to  y''  land  of  Richard  Brush  on  y'' 
north  And  to  y*"  Land  of  John  brush  on  y^  south  it  being 
towards  his  divition. 

[Deeds,  Vol.  I,  p.  87.; 

Aprille  y'  ist :  1682  granted  unto  John  Brush  eight  acars 
of  Land  towards  his  diavtion  ;  by  y''  major  voat  of  y''  Town  : 
The  sd.  land  lying  on  y""  west  neck  :  between  Jn"  Sammis 
cove  lot  &  y''  mill  ston  brok :     The  sd.  land  is  laid  out  it 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN.  RECORDS.  ^;^y 

Runing   eastward  and    westward    to  y*"  commons :  being 

eighty  Rods  in  Leangth  and  sixteen  in  breadth  and  joyning 

to  y'^  Land  of  Thomas  brush  on  y«  *     *  and  to  y    Comons 
Qjj  ye     *     *     * 

{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.89.) 

[1682,  April  1. 1 

Richard  Brush  Land  Reed  : 
one  parcell  of  Land  granted  unto  Richard  Brush  Contain- 
ing foure  acres  and  lying  in  y"^  west  neck  Bounded  on  y* 
front  with  y''  high  way  on  y*^  northwest  with  y"  land  of 
Edward  kecham  :  And  on  y*^^  south  east  with  y"-  land  oi 
Samuel  kecham. 

Aprill  y*"  ist  1682,  granted  unto  Richard  Brush  Eight 
acres  of  Land  towards  his  division  It  lying  on  y'^  west 
neck  being  eighty  Rods  in  Length  and  sixteen  in  breadth, 
Runing  East  and  west  to  y"  Commons  And  Joyning  to  y*^ 
Land  of  Timothy  Conkling  on  y*"  north  and  to  V  land  of 
Thomas  Brush  on  y''  South. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  115.) 

Aprill  y*"  ist  1682  It  was  voated  and  granted  by  y* 
major  part  of  y'  Town,  That  Timothy  Conkling  shall  have 
eight  acres  of  land  towards  his  devition  lying  on  y'  west 
neck :  The  sd  Land  is  now  Layd  out  being  eighty  rods 
long  and  Runing  East  and  weast  to  y''  Comons  and  joyn- 
ing to  y*  land  of  Richard  Brush  on  y«      *      *      *     and  to 

\jf^  "  "  ^  W  TT 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  143.) 


[DEED.    THOMAS  BRUSH  TO  JOHN  SAMISIIS.] 

[1682,  June  12.] 

The  Records  of  y*"  Land  of  John  Sammis 
know  all  men  by  these  p'^sents  y*  I  Thomas  Brush  of  hun- 


338  HUNTINC^TOX   TOWN   RECORDS. 

tington  in  y*'  east  Riding  ot  yorkshire  on  Long  Island  have 
barganed  &  soiild  eight  acres  of  land  unto  John  Sammisof 
V  above  sd.  Town  and  Riding  for  a  reasonable  considera- 
tion alredy  Receaived  in  hand  where  of  &  where  with  I 
am  fully  satisfied  contented  cS:  payed  ;  The  above  sd.  eaight 
acres  of  Land  is  lying  on  y''  hill  above  y*"  hous  lot  of  y*' 
afore  sd.  John  Sammis  and  bounded  with  y"  land  of  samuel 
titus  &  Jonathan  Scudder  on  y^'  west  :  on  y*^  north  with  y'' 
land  of  y"  above  sd.  Joh  Sammis  on  y''  east  &  south  with 
y"^  commons  I  say  I  y''  above  sd.  Thomas  Brush  have  bar- 
ganed sould  and  made  over  all  my  Rite  titele  and  intrust 
y'  I  have  in  6i:  to  y"'  above  sd.  eight  acres  of  Land  and  by 
these  prsents  doe  bargan  sell  and  make  over  from  mc  my 
heirs  executors  administrators  &  assignes  all  my  Right 
title  and  intrust  v'  I  have  in  &  to  y"  above  sd.  eight  acres 
of  land  unto  John  Sammis  his  heirs,  executors,  administra- 
tors and  assignes  to  have  hold  use  and  quiatly  posesse  for 
ever  without  an}'  let  or  molestation  by  me  or  by  any  means 
of  mine  as  witnesse  my  hand  this  12"'  of  June  1682 
Witnesse  Thomas  Brush 

John  Corey  ) 

Jonas  Wood  Junr.  )  This  is  A  true  coppy  compared  with 
y«=  originalle  by  me  John  Corey,  Rec"" 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  111.) 


[TOWN   MEETING.     SALE   BY   BURNING  AN 

INCH  OF  CANDLE.     EPENETUS   PLATT 

SENT  TO  YORK  WITH  A  PETITION.] 

[1682.  June  26.] 

June  the  26"'  1682. 
It  was  voted  and  agreed  by  the  major  part  of  the  town 
that  the  Hassokey  swamp  over  against  Jonathan  Rogers 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  339 

and  joyning  to  James  Chichester  Sen'"  home  lot  shall  be 
sold  at  a  vandue  by  the  burning  of  an  inch  of  candle  :  and 
so  many  improve  for  some  public  use  for  the  town  as  the 
Constable  and  Overseers  shall  see  cause.  And  the  said 
swamp  to  be  sold  for  good  and  merchantable  pay  of  this 
country  at  merchantable  price,  and  to  be  payed  at  or  before 
the  first  of  May  next  [after]  the  date  hereof.  And  he  that 
buyeth  the  said  swamp  shall  pay  as  aforesaid  ;  and,  if  the 
whole  sum  be  not  paid  at  the  day  appointed,  shall  forfeit 
five  shillings  per  week  for  every  week  till  the  whole  debt 
be  paid  as  aforesaid.  And  the  said  forfeit  shall  also  be  for 
the  town's  use. 

It  is  to  be  understood  that  a  highway  against  the  swamp 
shall  be  4  rods  wide  between  Jonathan  Roger's  [and] 
Henry  Soper's  lots  and  the  said  swamp,  to  butt  against 
John  Bet's  swamp  on  the  south  and  run  towards  the 
trench  only  one  rod  broad  to  be  kept  on  the  south  side  of 
the  tren[ch]  towards  the  highway. 

This  day  aforesaid,  at  the  vendue  James  Chester  Jun"" 
bade  the  last  and  greatest  sum  which  amounted  to  twenty 
four  pounds  eight  shillings. 

It  being  doubted  by  some  whether  James  Chichester  or 
Robt.  Arthur  [bid  the  highest  sum,  it  is  decided  that]  Rob. 
bad  24  lb.  7s.  Testified  by  Jonas  Wood  Jun.  who  was  eye 
witness  ;  as  well  as  Jonathan  Scudder,  James  Smith  and 
John  Adams  as  ear  witnesses,  that  James  Chichester  Jun"" 
bad  the  last  and  bad  twenty-four  pound  8s.* 
Possession  granted  to  James  Chichester  Jun' :  John  Corey, 
Clerk. 

[*This  mode  of  sale  by  the  burning  of  an  inch  of  candle  pre- 
vailed during  all  the  period  of  the  early  history  of  the  town. 
After  the  auctioneer  had  ht  the  piece  of  candle  an  inch  long, 
the  bidding  was  continued  until  the  candle  was  consumed  and 
the  last  flicker  of  flame  was  visible,  the  last  bid  talking  the 
property  independent  of  the  auctioneer. — C.  R.  S.] 


340 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


The  day  above  said  it  is  voted  that  Epenetus  Piatt  shall 
go  to  York  or  where  the  assembly  shall  meet  if  Mr.  Wood 
will  not  go  to  carry  a  pe[ti]tion,  and  to  spake  to  it  when 
occasion  shall  be.f 

[Court  Records  of  1681-4  p.   12  being  p.  of  present 

numbers.] 

The  26  of  June  1682,  voted  and  granted  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  Jonas  Wood  Jun''  shall  take  up  4  or 
5  acres  of  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  south  path  on 
this  side  of  the  hollow  pond  between  the  town  &  the  hol- 
low pond  ;    viz:  the  western  south  path. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  ma- 
jor part  of  the  town  that  Jonathan  Lewese  shall  have  a  lot 
westward  of  Josiah  Jones'  house-lot  sold  unto  him  upon 
such  a  price  &pay  and  day  as  the  Constable  and  Overseers 
shall  agree  with  him  ;  and  the  money  to  be  for  some  pub- 
lic use  for  the  town,  as  the  Constable  and  Overseers  shall 
think  fit.  And  the  said  lot  to  contain  so  much  as  the  Con- 
stable and  Overseers  shall  see  cause  to  lay  out  or 
allow  to  be  laid  out  :  And  the  said  [lot]  to  bear  the  de- 
nomination of  one  hundred  pound  allotment,  and  when 
laid  out  to  record  the  guaranty  and  the  bounds  as  also  the 
price. 

J.  HiNGERSON  (?) 

It  was  also  voted  and  granted  by  the  major  part  of  the 
town  the  day  above  said  that  John  Hinkerson  shall  have 
four  acres  of  land  towards  his  division  if  the  place  will 
afford  it  without  hinderance  to  hie  ways  or  watering.    The 

[fThe  principal  grievance  of  the  people  which  Epenetus 
Piatt  was  to  lay  before  the  Governor  was  that  they  had  no 
voice  in  making  the  laws  or  levying  the  taxes.  Similar  protests 
went  from  other  towns  and  the  discontent  was  so  great  that 
Gov.  Andross  was  called  back  to  England.  Thomas  Dongan, 
who  succeeded  him  the  next  year,  called  a  General  Assembly, 
which  met  in  New  York  City  Oct.  17,  1683. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  34I 

place  mentioned  is  on  the  south  side  of  the  west  neck  path, 
and  joining  to  Sam'  Kecham's  everet  pasture,  the  west  side 
of  the  said  pasture. 

Per  mee,  John  Corey,  Clerk. 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  Court  Records   1681-4,  p.  23 
of  the  old  paging,  being  p.        of  the  present  paging,  in  the 
Revision  in  the  year  of  our  Lord,  1873.] 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  I,  pp.  105-9.) 


[DEED.     NICHOLAS  ELLIS  TO  THOMAS  FLEET.] 

[1682,  July  7.] 

The  Record  of  y''  medow  of  Cap*"  ffleet 

Witneseth  these  p'sents  y'  I  nicolas  Ellas  of  y^  Town  of 
huntington  upon  Long  Island  within  y*"  Collony  of  his 
Royall  Highness  James  duke  of  york  have  and  by  these 
p'sents  do  sell  asigne  and  make  oVer  all  Right  titlle  Intrust 
and  Clayra  in  and  ot  a  parcell  of  land  or  medovv^  Lying, 
situate  and  being  in  and  upon  a  certan  neck  called  by  y" 
name  of  Anusbymonica  lying  and  being  on  y*^  south  side 
of  Long  Island  being  bounded  on  y*"  East  by  a  Creke :  on 
y''  south  by  y''  medow  of  Cap*"  Thomas  ffleet  on  y*"  west  by 
Samuell  wood  on  y*"  north  to  John  finch  unto  Cap*"  Thomas 
ffleet  of  y*"  Towni  above  sd.  his  heirs  executors  administra- 
tors and  assignes  for  ever  to  him  y*^  sd.  Thomas  from  me  y*^ 
sd.  nicoUas  my  hairs  administrators  and  assignes  for  ever 
to  have  and  to  hold  wnth  out  any  let,  trouble  eviction  or 
molestation  of  any  person  or  persons  what  soever  as  fully 
largely  and  amply  as  may  or  can  be  don  by  any  deed  grant 
instrument  of  writing  Convaience  or  town  order  what  so- 
ever: 

he  y''  sd.  Thomas  ffleet  haveing  satisfied  mee  y"  fore  sd. 
NicoUas  Elise  to  my  content  haveing  pa3d  me  y''  full  and 


342  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

just  sume  of  twelve  pounds  which  I  acknowledge  in  full 
satisfaction  of  y''  above  sd.  p'"meses  tor  and  in  consideration 
where  of  I  oblege  me  y''  sd.  Nicolas  to  delivery"'  sd  medow 
layd  out  according  to  on  hundred  pound  lot  ment  In  wit- 
ness where  of  I  have  subscribed  this  7*^  of  July  in  y®  year 
of  our  lord  God  1682 

signed,  sealed  &  Mary  Ellis 

delivered  In  y''  *^«  ''"''^  "^ 

presence  of  Nicolas  X  Ellis 

Thomas  Skidmore 
William  Brotherton 

This  is  A  true  Copy  of  y*  Originall 
Compared  by  me  John  Corey  Clerke 
this  16'''  of  Feb.    1682. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  135.) 


[CONTRACT  TO  BUILD  A  HOUSE.] 

[1682,  July  28.] 

This  writing  witneseth  a  bargan  and  an  agreement  made 
between  John  Corey  and  Jonathon  Lewes  both  of  hunting- 
ton  in  y"  East  Riding  of  york  shire  on  Long  Island  where 
in  they  doe  bind  them  selves  their  heirs  exectors  adminis- 
trators &  asignes  to  performe  &  doe  for  &  to  each  other 
as  followeth,  first  y'  y'^  sd.  Lewes  shall  doe  all  y^  diging 
work  of  a  seller  5  feet  within  ground  and  git  good  stones 
and  make  a  good  and  sufficeant  stone  wall  laying  y'^  foun- 
dation stones  a  little  way  be  neathe  y®  bothem  of  y^  seller 
so  deep  as  is  need  full  and  to  make  y^  stoon  wall  six  foot 
from  y^  bothem  of  y^  seller  to  y®  top  of  y*  stone  worke  and 
in  bignesse  fit  for  ahous  as  about  14  &  16  foot  in  breadth 
&  length  and  y*"  insides  of  y^  wall  to  be  square  up  with  y^ 
in  sides  of  y"  seeles  of  y"  hous. 

And  also  to  git  good  sound  timber  9  or  10  inches  thick 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  343 

when  well  squared  and  frame  it  well  to  gather  at  3-''  top  & 
y*^  bothem  and  make  it  3  foot  wide  within  y'^  same  and  not 
more  y*"  lengthe  to  be  y''  depth  of  y''  wall  and  to  set  it  upon 
y*"  wall ;  and  also  to  git  good  sound  timber  of  7  inches 
thick  and  12  inches  brood  or  more  y''  in  sides  and  uper  sids 
to  be  well  hewed  and  to  be  laid  upon  y^  wall  y'  length  of 
y*  hous :  And  six  sleepers  of  good  and  sound  timber  well 
hewed  to  six  inches  square  to  ly  y«  breadth  of  hous  upon 
y®  2  afore  mentioned  seels,  for  flower  to  ly  upon  And  fur- 
ther more  y®  sd  Lewes  shall  pull  offe  all  y*^  clabords  from 
y''  Roofe  and  y"  2  sides  and  one  end  to  y''  plats  &  beame  of 
y^  sd.  hous  and  to  save  all  y''  nailes  y'  he  can  by  drawing 
them  for  y*^  sd.  Corey  And  to  git  good  lathes  well  hewed 
one  inch  &  half  thick  so  meny  in  number  as  are  sufficant 
for  y''  well  La3nng  of  4  foot  &  half  shingles  and  also  y'"  sd. 
Lewes  shall  git  good  shingles  and  Claboards  of  a  suflicent 
thicknesse  and  well  dressed  and  lay  them  in  posse  forth- 
with and  shall  shingell  y''  whole  Roofe  :  The  2  sides  tt  one 
end  to  be  Claborded  from  3''"  bothem  of  3'''  seels  to  y*"  top  of 
3'''  plates  &  beame  of  3'''  sd  hous  all  to  be  good  &  sufificent 
worke  well  done  at  or  before  y*^  28"'  of  October  next  and  to 
3'*'  intent  it  it  should  be  so  don  3'*^  sd  Lewes  is  to  make  it 
his  constent  implo3'ment  till  he  have  finished  it. 
Now  for  and  in  consideration  of  3''^  work  afore  sd.  being 
well  and  trul3^  performed  as  is  promised  b3'  3'''  said  Lewes. 
The  said  Core3^  shall  give  3^'^  sd  lewes  his  diat  all  y"  time 
y*  he  was  at  work  for  him  both  lords  da3'S  and  Raine3'  days 
in  y*"  lore  sd  worke  And  to  allow  him  his  teame  and  tack- 
ling, namel3'  his  2  oxen  &  hors  for  3^''  fore  sd.  Lewes  to  Cart 
all  ye  fore  mentioned  stones  And  timber  with  all  And  to 
give  him  That  brown  3  yeer  old  heifer  3t  he  had  of  Epene- 
tus  platt  if  sound  and  well  to  out  ward  vew,  And  if  other- 
wise then  another  that  shall  be  Judge  as  good  b3'  some  3-1 
know  her.  And  also  one  of  3''  beest  cowes  3-^  y''  sd.  Corey 
shall  then  have  and  both  3-'"  sd  cattell  to  be  delivered  at  or 
before  3-"  28  of  octobar  next  y''  this  date  if  3-''  fore  sd.  worke 


344  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

be  don  as  is  said  further  more  what  time  y''  sd.  Lewis 
wasteth  needlessly  or  if  by  sicknesse  or  y"  like  then  y*"  sd. 
Lewes  is  to  pay  for  his  keeping  all  such  time  so  much  as 
shall  be  judged  Reasonable  further  more  y*^  sd.  Lewes 
shall  not  hinder  y*"  sd  Core  of  his  teame  &  tacklin  when  he 
is  to  stock  his  hay. 

And  after  y*'  shingles  &clabourds  are  dreassed  and  layed 
in  presse  then  y''  sd.  Corey  shall  not  hinder  y"^  sd.  lewes 
from  giting  so  much  hay  as  shall  be  needfuU  for  his  own 
cattell  and  not  otherwise. 

memorandom  if  y*^  sd.  Corey  have  not  procured  nailes  for 
y"  sd.  work  that  nothing  be  wanting  but  what  shall  be  by 
that  neglect  then  y*^  sd  Lewes  when  y*"  nailes  are  goten  and 
he  have  6  or  8  days  notis  there  of,  shall  goe  and  finish  or 
caus  to  be  finished  fore  sd  work  according  as  promised, 
Then  notwithstanding  y"  cattell  shall  be  delivered  as 
afore  sd. 

And  to  y''  intent  y*  alle  promises  afore  said  shall  stand  in 
force  they  have  set  to  their  hands,  this  28"'  of  July  1682. 
In  presence  of  Jonathan  Lewis 

Epenetus  Platt  John  Corey. 


Joshua  snell 


The  Bargan  above  sd. 
formed  by  boath  parties  to  our 
satisfaction  :  so  fare  That  with 
both  our  consent  w^e  cros  the 
same  as  witnes  our  hands,  John 
Corey  Jonathan  Lewes 


{Court  Rec,  pp.  45-6.) 


[PLATT  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1682,  Sept.  29.] 

Elizebeth  platt  y''  daughter  of  Isaack  platt  of  huntington 
was  borne  }'''  15"'  of  Sepf  1665. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  345 

Jonas  platt  3'  son  of  I  sack  platt  was  born  y''  10'''  of  august 

In  y''  year  1667. 

John  platt  y''  son  of  Isack  platt  was  borne  y''  29'''  of  June 

1669. 

JMary  platt  y''  daughter  of  Isack  platt  was  born  }•'  26  of 

octob  1674. 

Joseph  platt  y''  son  of  Isack  plat  was  born  y''  8"'  of  Septr 

1677. 

Jacob  platt  y''  son  of  Isack  platt  was  borne  y''  29  of  Sep"' 

1682. 

{Court  Bee  ,  p- 2S9) 


[BRUSH  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1682,  Oct.  20.] 

Esther  Brush  daughter  of  Richard  Brush  was  borne  y*  2^ 
of  Aprill  in  y*"  yeer  1670 

Richard  Brush  sonn  of  Richard  Brush  was  borne  y*"  28"'  of 
September  in  y'^  yeer  1673 

Thomas  Brush  y"  sonn  of  Richard  brush  was  borne  y*^  13''' 
of  Januare  in  y^  yeer  167I 

Mary  Brush  y"  daughter  of    Richard  Brush  was  born  y"" 
3^*  or  Last  day  of  march  in  y*"  yeer  16 J|- 
Robart  Brush  sonn  of  Richard  Brush  was  borne  y*"  30"'  or 
Last  of  June  in  y'"  yeer  1685. 

Benjamine  Brush  sonn  of  Richard  Brush  was  borne  y'^  20"' 
of  octobar  in  y'^  yeer  1682. 
(Sarvei/s,  p.  IGO.) 


[DEED.     JOSEPH  BAILEY  TO  NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 

[1682,  Nov.  10.] 
Witneseth  these  p'"sents  That  I  Joseph  Baly  Yeoman  of 


346  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

y^  Town  of  Huntington  upon  Long  Island  within  y*^  Collony 
of  his  Roy  all  Highnes  James  Duke  of  yorke  in  America 
have  and  by  these  p'sents  doe  sell  alinate  assigne  &  make 
over  all  my  Right  Titel  intrust  and  Claime  in  and  to  my 
farme  of  Land  Containing  twenty  Acres  of  upland  ;  and 
six  acres  of  medow,  with  y''  hous  or  housing  there  on  which 
sd.  upland  lyeth  sittuate  neare  y''  farme  of  Thomas  skidmor 
senior:  viz  sixteene  alredy  taken  up  and  most  part  fenced: 
And  foure  acres  not  yet  taken  up :  belonging  to  y*"  sd. 
farme,  the  sixteen  acres  above  sd.  lyeth  bounded  on  y® 
north  &  west  with  y*"  land  of  Thomas  Skidmor  above  sd. 
on  y"  south  with  y''  farme  of  phillip  Udall :  and,  on  y®  east 
with  y'^  high  way  :  and  fresh  pond  :  The  six  acres,  more  or 
lesse  of  medow  lyeth  at  Crab  medow.  And  is  bounded  with 
y®  medow  of  Thomas  Scidmor  Junior,  on  y*"  north  with  y^ 
high  way  ;  on  y*^  east  with  y''  medow  of  phillip  udall  on  y® 
South  :  And  Crab  medow  great  Creeke  on  y*"  west :  And 
all  pWeledge  of  Commonage  y*  doth  or  shall  here  after  be- 
long to  y*^  land  or  farme  thane  sold  unto  Nicolas  Smith 
Carpenter  of  y"  Town  of  Milford  in  ye  Collony  of  Connet- 
icut  in  new  England  from  me  y*"  above  "''  Joseph  Baly  my 
heirs  executors,  administrators  and  assignes:  To  him  y* 
above  sd.  Nicolas  Smith  his  heirs  executors  administrators 
and  assignes  for  ever  to  have  &  to  hold  soe  firmly  and  fully 
larglye  and  amply  as  may  or  can  bee  made  by  this  or  any 
other  deed  grant  or  Instrument  of  writing  whatsoever  with 
Rights  and  priveledges :  there  unto  belonging  and  apper- 
taining or  shall  or  may  appertaine  hereafter  :  he  y*^^  above 
sd.  Nicolas  Smith  satisfieing  and  paying  in  manner  and 
forme  following  viz  ten  pounds  pp  an  num  in  winter  wheat 
at  five  shilling  p*"^  bushell  sumer  wheat  foure  shillings  and 
six  pence  p""  bushell  Rye  ffour  shillings  per  bushell,  oats 
Two  shillings  p'  bushell,  not  exceeding  ten  bushells  of  oats 
in  one  year.  Indian  corn  two  shillings  six  p""  bushell,  beefe 
two  pence  per  pound  ;  porke  three  pence  p""  pound  Round  : 
the  said  Land  to  stand  securely  &  for  y''  sd.  pay.     The  first 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  347 

paiment  to  be  made  and  begin  in  march  Com  twelve  month 
ensiicing  y''  date  here  of  which  will  be  in  y^'  yeare  1683  in 
witnesse  whereof  I  have  here  unto  sett  my  hand  and  vSeale 
this  tenth  day  of  november  in  y''  yeare  of  our  Lord  God 
1682. 

Joseph  Bayly. 
signed  sealed  and  deld. 
in  y''  p'sents  of  y''  marke  of 
John  x  Ingorsull 
Jonathan  Harneu. 

This  is  a  true  coi)py  Compared  with  y®  original!  by  mee 

John  Corey,  Rec"" 
november  15"'  1682. 
(DmZx,  Vol.  l,pp.  119-120) 

Know  all  whome  this  may  con  sern  That  Joseph  Bayly 
and  Nicollas  Smith  both  afore  mentioned  in  y*^  above  sd. 
Bill  of  sale  :  came  before  me  this  7"^''  of  november  1685  and 

y''  said  Nicolas  Smith  did  surrender up  all  his  Right 

title  and  Intrust  that  he  hath  or  ever  had,  to  the  farme 
afore  mentioned  from  him  his  heirs,  executors  administra- 
tors or  assignes  unto  Joseph  Bally  afore  named  him  his 
heirs  executors  administrators  and  esignes  for  ever  And 
all  y''  afore  mentioned  Records  to  be  anuU  between  y*  sd 
partys  at  witnes  his  hand, 

y*"  mark  of 

his 

by  me  John  Corey  NicoLLASX  Smith 

Clerk,  """^ 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  120.) 


[BOND  TO  PAY  IN  PRODUCE  AND  BUILD  A 
CIDER  MILL.] 

[1682,  Nov.  13.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'"sents  y*  I  nicolas  smith  of  mil- 


348  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

ford  within  y''  colony  of  coniticutt  carpenter  doe  bind  my 
selfe  my  heires  executors  administrators  and  assignes  to 
pay  or  cans  to  be  payd  unto  Joseph  Bayly  of  Huntington 
upon  long  Island  in  y''  east  Riding  of  yorkshire  husband- 
man y'"  full  and  just  some  of  four  score  &  ten  pounds  in 
good  marchantable  Beif  poorke,  winter  wheat  sumer 
wheat,  Rie  Indian  corn,  &  oats  in  manner  &  forme  follow- 
ing viz,  ten  pounds  p  yeare  for  nine  years  The  first  ten 
pounds  to  be  payed  at  or  before  y*^  tenth  of  march  in  y^ 
yeare  1683.  The  second  payment  y*^  tenth  of  march  1684: 
and  so  ten  pounds  p  yeare  yearely  untill  ninetye  pounds 
be  fully  satisfied  and  payed  :  which  pay  is  for  and  in  c(jn- 
sideration  of  a  farme  sould  unto  y®  above  Bounden  Nico- 
las Smith  which  sd.  farme  with  all  its  Rits  and  priviledges: 
I  y"  sd.  nicolas  smith  doth  by  these  presents  assigne  over 
unto  Joseph  Bayly  afore  sd.  his  heires  and  assignes  :  untill 
y*^  fore  sd.  ninetie  pounds  be  fully  answered  and  payed 
unto  y*  above  s''  Joseph  bayley  his  heires  executors  admin- 
istrators and  assignes.  And  I  y*'  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  doe  prom- 
is  to  allow  unto  y*"  above  bounden  nicolas  smith,  twenty  shil- 
lings which  is  y'^  Indian  purchas  for  y*^  whole  farme  :  The 
next  paye  after  the  sd.  smith  have  payd  it  to  y*^  inproprio- 
tors.  All  y*'  Rest  of  y''  pay  is  to  be  paied  at  winter  wheat  at 
five  shilings  p  bushell,  sumer  wheat  at  4''  and  six  pence  to 
Rie  at  4''  Indian  corn  at  2'^  &  six  pence  ots  at  2''  p  bushell 
not  exceeding  ten  bushells  p  yeare  :  beif  2  pence  Round 
poorke  3  pence  The  greater  part  of  y'^  yearly  pay  to  be 
in  graine  and  y''  above  Bounden  Nicolas  Smith  doth  in- 
gage  to  make  a  wheele  to  grind  apples  and  y®  post  to  stay 
y'^  wheele  at  y  dweling  hous  of  y*^  afore  sd.  Joseph  Bayly 
free  bee  a  contract  in  bargan  ;  as  witness  my  hand  and 
scale  this  13  day  of  november  in  y"  34th  year  of  his  Mag^' 
Raine  And  in  y'^  yeare  of  our  lord   1682. 

the  mark  of 

NicoLLAS  X  Smith 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  349 

signed  sealed 
and  ddl.  in  3'' 
presents  of  the 

niitrk  c  f 

John  x  hingersoll 

Jonathan  harned. 

This  is  a  true  coppv   compared  with 
y""  originall  by  me  John  Corey  Rec^ 
{Court  Bee,  p.  397  ) 


[DEED.     NICHOLAS  ELLIS  TO  JOSEPH  BAILEY.] 

[1682,  Nov.  15.] 

The  Record  of  Cap*"  Joseph  Ba3dys  Land 
know  all  men  by  these  p'"sents  that  I  Nicolas  Ellcs  of 
Huntington  upon  long  Island  in  y'"  east  Riding  of  York 
shire  within  y^  collony  of  his  Royall  highnesse  James  duke 
of  Yorke  in  Amarika  and  Mar}-  my  Wife  have  and  by 
these  p'"sents  doe,  sell  allinate  assigne  and  make  over  all 
our  Right  title  and  intrust  and  claime  in  and  to  our  hous 
and  home  Lot  situate  and  lying  in  huntington  afore  sd. 
The  Lot  of  John  finch  on  y^'  east  side.  The  north  w*  y''  lot 
of  Robart  Arther,  the  west  to  y"'  high  way  y*  leads  to  y° 
harbour  togather  with  all  priviledgs  of  Commondage  as 
Erbidge  out  lands,  devided  or  undevided  except  fifteen 
acres  of  devition  Land  :  which  is  y'^  first  &  second  devision 
belonging  unto  y*  lot :  which  is  a  two  hundred  pound  al- 
lotment by  denomination  which  fifteen  acars  y'^  above  sd. 
Nicolas  Elles  doth  Reserve  unto  mine  only  use  &  behoof : 
all  y*"  Rest  of  y''  afore  sd.  housing  gardings  fruit  trees 
horn  Lot  devition  lands  y'  doth  or  ever  shall  belong  or  ap- 
pertain unto  y*"  sd.  p'mises  me  y*^  afore  sd.  Nicholas  Ellas 
and  Mary  my  wife,  have  allinated  and  astranged  from  us 
our  heirs  executors,  adminstrators  for  ever  for  a  consider- 


350  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

able  vallue  in  hand  payd  by  y'  afore  sd.  Joseph  Baylye 
unto  y*"  fore  sd.  Nicolles  EUise  for  which  cans  we  y'^  afore 
sd.  Nicolas  &  Mary  my  wife,  doth  assigne  over  the  afore 
sd.  p'miscs  unto  y^  above  sd.  Joseph  bayly  his  heirs  execu- 
tors administrators  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  for 
ever :  as  firmly  fully  amply  and  fully  as  may  or  can  be 
made  by  any  deed  or  Convaience  what  so  ever :  this  Land 
of  hous  home  Lott  and  all  privilcdges :  was  firs  in  y^'  ten- 
our  or  occupation  of  Trustram  Hedges,  estrangned  unto 
John  finch  sen',  by  a  vandue,  for  divers  considerations  : 
thence  unto  me  y^  sd.  Nicollas  Elles  by  deed  of  gifte  from 
from  my  father  in  Law,  John  finch  sen'.  And  Estranged  by 
us  from  our  heirs  executors,  adminestiators  &  asignes  unto 
y°  above  said  Joseph  bayly  his  heirs  executors  administra- 
tors &  assignes  as  witnesse  our  hands  &  seals  this  15th  day 
of  november  in  y'^  34th  year  of  his  Mag'^  Rayne  and  in  y"^ 
year  of  our  Lord  1682, 

Signed,  sealed  and  '^''  "^^^"^  "^ 

delivered  in  y^'  pres-  Nicolas  X  Elles 

ents  of  y*"  Mark  of  Mary  Elles 

Richard  x  flovd 
Steven  Jarvis  Sen' 

This  is  a  true  coppy,  Compared  w"'  y''   originall    by    me 
John  Corey  Rec' 

{Deeds,  Vol.  l,pp.  123,  124.; 


[DEED.    JEREML\H  SMITH   TO   JAMES   SMITH.] 

[1682,  Dec.  10.] 

This  Indenture  made  y''  tenth  day  of  desember,  in  y^ 
14""  year  of  y*'  Raigne  of  our  sov"'  Lord  Charles  y''  seC^" 
king  of  Grat  Brittan  france  &  Ireland  defender  of  y*"  faith 
etc.  And  in  y''  year  of  our  Lord  1682.  Between  Jeremiah 
within  y*"  bounds  of    Huntington  upon  Long  Island  in  y'' 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  35 1 

County  of  Suffolk  in  y'^  province  of  New  York  in  Amerika 
Cooper  of  y^  one  party  :  And  James  Smith  of  y"^  afore  sd.: 
town  County  and  province  of  y''  other  party  cooper  :  Wit- 
ness that  y®  Jeremiah  Smith  for  divers  good  causes  me 
there  unto  mowvnng  :  But  Especially  for  and  in  y"  consid- 
eration of  y"'  summe  of  ten  pounds  of  good  &  currant 
monie  of  this  proxince  :  have  Barganed,  alinated  sould  & 
confirmed  and  by  these  p''sents  from  mee  my  heirs  execu- 
tors, administrators  &  assignes  :  doe  alinate  Bargan  sell  and 
confirme  unto  y®  afore  sd.  James  Smith  All  That  my  home 
Lot  Land  situate  Lying  &  being  in  y''  town  of  Huntington 
afore  sd.  &  is  bounded  on  y*'  north  with  y*^  land  of  Joseph 
Baily  :  on  y*^  West  with  y'^  land  of  Thomas  Wicks  and  Jn° 
Wicks  on  y''  south  west  with  y'^  Land  of  M"  Eliphelet 
Jones,  on  y*^  east  with  y"^  Land  of  James  Smith  on  y*^  North 
east  with  y""  common:  Together  with  all  grants  Rights, 
privelcdgs  &  appurtanences  unto  y'^  same  belonging  or  in 
any  wise  appurtaining  together  also  with  all  ways  water- 
ings fences  hedges  diches  watter  courses  commons  com- 
mons of  pasture  turfing  woods  &  under  woods  unto  y''  same 
belonging  or  in  any  appurtaining  to  have  and  to  hold  y  sd. 
granted  Barganed  p'mises  cS:  appurtanences  unto  y"  sd. 
James  Smith  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
for  ever  yelding  «Sl  paying  here  by  his  annuall  &  yearl}- 
proportion  of  what  may  belong  to  y*^  Government  of  this 
province  And  1  y"  sd.  Jerimiah  Smith  fer  him  selfe  his 
heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes  doe  covenent 
promis  &  grant  to  and  with  y"^^  sd.  James  Smith  afore  said : 
that  y''  sd.  Jeremiah  Smith  now  is  and  stands  firmly  sceasd 
of  a  good  &  sure  &  perfitt  estat  in  Law  of  y''  sd.  Lot  of 
Land  with  its  appurtanences  &  hath  good  Right  &  lawfull 
authoritye  to  sell  and  convaye  y^  same  and  y''  sd.  Jeremiah 
Smith  for  himself  heirs  executars  administrators  and  as- 
signes doth  further  covenent  to  <^  with  y*"  sd.  James  Smith 
his  heirs  executors  administrators  &  asignes  :  y*  y^  Lot  of 
Land  is  free  from  all   other  former  grants  Bargans  sales 


352  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Morgages  Leases  Judgments  executions  Convayences 
dowries  widow  Rights  or  Intrust  whatsoever  and  further 
y^  said  Jeremiah  Smith  doth  for  himselfe  his  heirs  execu- 
tors administrators  or  assignes  doth  covenent  promis  and 
grant  to  &  with  y*^  sd.  James  Smith  y*^  at  any  time  or  times 
here  after  upon  Request  made  y*^  said  Jeremiah  Smith 
shall  and  will  be  Redy  to  give  all  other  &  further  securi- 
ties as  he  or  his  learned  Counsell  shall  think  fitt :  &  y*^  said 
Jeremiah  Smith  his  heirs  executors  administrators  &  as- 
signs doth  covenent  promis  &  grant  to  &  with  y*"  sd.  James 
Smith  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or  assigns:  That 
y^  sd.  Jeremiah  Smith  togeather  with  his  heirs  executors, 
administrators  orasignes  shall  and  will  warrant  and  defend 
y®  sd.  granted  p'^mises  with  their  appurtanences  from  any 
manner  of  just  Right  title  claime  or  demand  of  any  person 
or  persons  claiming  from  by  or  under  me  or  my  heirs  or 
from  any  other  person  or  persons  what  so  ever  in  witness 
whereof  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  scale  y*^  day  & 
yeare  above  written. 

Jeremiah  Smith 
Signed  sealed  and  delived 
in  y'^  presence  of 

John  Michell 

Jonathan  Harned 

The  above  sd.  Indenture  was  acknowledged  by  Jeremiah 
Smith  to  be  his  act  &  deed  And  his  Wife  Elizabeth  Smith 
doth  volentary  and  freely  consent  to  y*^  above  said  deed  : 
both  acknowledg  before  me  this   12*''  day  of  March    i68-| 

Epenetus  platt  Justis. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  out  of  y''  originall  p  mee  John 
Corey  Clerk. 

March  i68f 
I  Jeremiah  Smith  doe  acknowledg  my  selfe  to  be  fully  sat- 
isfied Contented  and  payed  for  all  y*    with  in  mentioned 
p''m  sell :  before  y®  sealing  and  delivery  thereof  as  witnesse 
my  hand  to  these  p'sents. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  187-8.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  353 

[RECORD  OF  LAND  OF  EPENETUS  PLATT.J 

[1682,  Dec.  23.] 

These  may  signefic  to  whom  it  may  concerne  :  that  ac- 
cording to  y"  grants  of  dcvition  Land  upon  Record, 
unto  Epenetus  platt :  Wee  whose  names  are  subscribed 
being  appoynted  for  laying  out  Land  for  ye  east  end  of  y"' 
Town,  have  layed  out  for  Epenetus  platt  thirty  acres  on 
y"  south  side  of  y*"  east  fcild.  At  y''  east  end  of  y"'  feild 
sixty  Rods  in  length,  by  y"*  side  of  y*^  swamp  or  Reed  pond  : 
And  eighty  Rods  by  y''  south  sid  of  y"  feild:  Soy^  piece  of 
Land  is  sixty  Rods  one  way  south  ward  :  And  eighty  Rods 
in  Length  east  &  west :  And  y*"  wattering  place  for  Cattell 
is  a  small  swamp,  on  y*"  east  sid  of  y*"  main  swamp,  Two 
Chestnut  Trees  marked  in  opposission  on  of  another 
which  swamp  Epenetus  platt  hath  promised  to  make  a 
small  dam  to  keep  y'^  watter  in,  if  it  will  be  :  when  he 
dreeneth  y*"  other  :  It  is  also  to  be  understood  that  twelve 
acres  of  y^  fore  sd.  land  is  of  devition  belonging  to  y'"  Lot 
y*^  was  Thomas  Skid  mors  Lott. 

desemb""  23:   1682  Joseph  Bayly 

by  me  John  Cory  Thomas  prnvELL 

Rec-^ 
(Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  127.) 


[OVERSEERS'    ORDER  CONCERNING    JOHN 
FINCH.] 

[1683,  Jan.  2.] 

Huntington  :  Jeneuary  2^'^  i68| 

A.  town  Court  being  then  held  by  his  majs'  authority 

Complaint  being  then  made  to  y"  constable  &  overseers 


354  HUNTIN'GTOX   TOWN   RECORDS. 

consernini^  John  finch  sen''  That  he  is  deprived  in  some 
measure  of  his  Intuelectals,  and  y*  he  is  very  subject  to 
swounding  fits :  And  y*  he  is  very  much  given  to  extrave- 
gent  courses  of  drinking  strong  drink  where  bv  he  is  hke 
to  come  to  want  And  the  Town  like  to  be  burdened  by 
him.  The  Constable  &  overseers  haveing  taken  the  same 
into  their  serious  consideration  of  the  dangerous  conse- 
quences y'  mav  follow  upon  such  Impotentcy  and  extrave- 
gency  doe  order  yt  all  y"'  known  Estate  yt  y"^^  sd.  John  finch 
hath  in  his  present  possession  shall  be  attached  by  warrant 
and  secured  and  presarved  and  improved  as  the  Constable 
&  overseers  shall  think  best  for  y*^  livelyhood  and  mantan- 
ence  of  y*"  sd.  John  finch  whereby  he  may  not  suffer  nor 
the  Town  be  damnefied. 

Isaac  Platt. 

Epenetus  Platt 
John  Corev  Thomas  Whitson 

Clark.  James  Smith 

{Court  Rec,  p.  401.) 


[DEED.     THOMAS  SCIDMORE  Jr.,  TO  JONATHAN 

LEWIS.] 

[1683,  Jan.  II.] 

Jonathan  Lewis  Reed. 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  y*  I  Thomas  Scidmor  Junr. 
of  ffresh  pond  in  y*^  p^smgsof  Huntington  In  y''  East  Riding 
of  yorkshire  on  Long  Island  husbandman  have  for  &  in 
consideration  of  y*"  fulle  of  seaventy  twoo  pounds  :  well  and 
truly  payed  in  hand  before  y*  ensealling  and  delivery  here 
of :  where  with  I  doe  acknowledge  myselfe  fully  satisfied 
contented  &  payed,  Barganed  sold  alinated,  estranged  and 
made  over  And  by  these  p'sents  doe  bargan,  sell  alinate, 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  355 

estrange  and  make  over  from  me  mj^  heirs  executors,  ad 
ministrators  and  asignes  unto  Jonathan  Lewis  of  y''  town 
of  westerly  in  y*^  Colony  of  Road  Island  his  heirs  execu- 
tors, administrators  and  assignes  all  my  Right  title  and 
Intrust  y'  I  have  in  &  to  halfe  A  farme  by  denomination 
one  hundred  &  fifty  pound  allotment  which  was  given  to 
me  :  by  my  father  Thomas  Skidmore  :  it  lying  and  being  in 
fresh  pond  neck,  that  is  to  say  my  hous  and  home  lot  Con- 
taining two  acres  &  ahalfe,  bounded  on  y'^  north  with  y"^ 
land  of  Thomas  Skidmore  sen^  The  high  between  :  And 
on  y'^  east  with  y*^  hie  way,  on  y*"  west  with  y''  woods  in 
common :  As  also  another  parsell  of  Land  Containmg 
seaventeen  acres  &  a  halfe  be  it  more  or  lesse  And  lying  on 
y"  south  sd.  of  y*"  above  sd.  hous  lott.  The  high  way  of 
about  fower  Rods  wide  Runing  between.  As  also  six  acres 
of  medow  lying  &  being  in  Crabmedow  and  bounded  on  y'' 
South  witn  the  medow  of  Joseph  Baly :  on  y"  north  and 
west  with  y®  medow  of  John  golding,  on  y''  East  with  y® 
woods  in  common  :  Together  with  all  priveledgs  &  Rights 
of  garding  orchyards,  fences  Commons  pasturs  all  Lands, 
devided  or  undevided  that  now  doth  or  here  after  shall  any 
way  belong  unto  y'^  above  sd.  accommondations :  And 
further  y''  above  sd.  Thomas  Scidmore  Jun""  doe  Ingadge 
my  self  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  to 
save  harmlesse  and  Indamnefied  the  fore  sd.  Jonathan  Lewis 
his  heirs  executors,  administrators  and  assignes.  And  to  de- 
fend him  &  them  for  ever  from  any  person  or  persons  y' 
shall  or  may  Lay  anv  just  or  lawfull  claim  to  y''  above  sd. 
Land  or  any  part  or  parcell  there  of :  And  also  to  free  and 
cleere  y*"  sd.  Lands  from  all  devos  debts  Rate  or  in  Cum- 
brancesse  from  y"  begining  of  y"-'  world  to  y*^  date  hei^eof, 
except  what  y"  Indeans  shall  demand  for  their  soyle  Right: 
Which  y^  above  sd.  Jonathan  shall  pay  and  cleere  him  selfe  : 
And  also  shall  subscribe  to  y*^  covenent  made  between  y* 
town  &  y*"  farmers, 
further  more  I  y"  above  sd.  Thomas  Skedmore  Jun'  doe  by 


356  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS, 

These  p''sents  Bind  my  selfe  my  heirs  and  sucksessers  to 
Ratefie  and  Confirme  all  y*'  above  sd  accomondation  and 
every  part  and  parsell  y^  now  doth  or  here  after  may  be- 
long to  y''  same,  Lying  and  being  in  fresh  pond  neck  and 
Crabmedow,  In  y*"  p^'sings  of  Huntington  afore  sd.  Unto 
Jonothon  Lewis  his  heirs,  executors  (other  wise  successors) 
And  every  of  them  for  his  and  their  proper  Right  use  and 
be  hoofe :  to  have  and  to  hold  use  and  quiatly  to  possesse 
for  ever  And  for  y*^  Confirmation  of  y*^  p''omises  above  writ- 
ten I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  seall  this  ii  of  Janeuery 
i68t 

The  mark  of  Thomas  xSkidmore  Jun"" 

In  p^  of  ) 

John  Corey        v 

Samuel  guffen  ) 

These  may  satisfie  any  whome  it  may  Conserne  That  I 
Thomas  Skidmor  ^^"'^  doe  by  these  p''sents  Confirme  and 
consent  to  what  my  son  Thomas  Skidmor  hath  don  by 
y''  above  sd.  writting  be  tween  him  and  Jonathon  Lewis 
as  witnesse  my  hand  this  12  of  Jeneuary  1682. 

Thomas  Skidmor. 
In  p''sents  of  | 

John  Samis         / 

Abigall  Samis  ) 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y®  originall  by  me  John  Corey, 
Rec^  Jan,  15  i68| 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  129-130.) 


[DEED.  ROBERT  KELLUM  TO  WILLIAM  MOORE.] 

[1683,  Jan.  14.] 

The  Record  of  William  Moores  Land. 
Be  it  known  to  all  whom  these  may  concarn  that  I  Rob- 
art  kellam  of  Huntington  in  Suffolk  on  long  IsLand  have 


k 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  357 

Barganed  sold  and  made  over  all  my  Rite,  title  and  In- 
trust in  and  to  a  hous  Lott,  Lying  and  being  in  Huntington, 
joyning  to  y''  Reare  of  Richard  Brush  his  and  Jonas 
Woods,  jun'  hous  Lots.  The  South  and  East  to  y*"  wood 
in  Common.  The  frunt  to  y""  south  path  :  formerly  belong- 
ing to  John  holms  weaver  by  y"  towns  grant  being  in  y" 
denomination  of  six  acres  and  thence  allinated  to  Jn"  Brush 
thence  to  Jn°  Michell,  thence  to  Robart  kellam  all  and 
every  part  and  parcell  of  y''  fore  sd.  Lott  with  all  prive- 
ledges  That  now  doth  or  here  after  may  belong  to  it.  to- 
gather  with  fifty  pound  Commondege  I  y  afore  sd.  Rob- 
art  kellam  doe  Bargan  sell  estrange  and  make  over  from 
me  my  heirs  executors,  admistrators  and  assignes  unto 
William  more  of  pencilveny  Luck  Smith,  him  his  heirs 
executors  Admynstrators  and  asignes  to  have  and  to  hold 
for  ever  And  further  more  I  y*"  above  sd.  Robart  Kellam 
doe  by  these  p'sents  Bind  my  self  my  heirs  Executors,  Ad- 
ministrators and  asignes  to  save  harmlesse  and  Indamnefied 
the  fore  sd.  William  more  him  his  heirs  Executors  admin- 
istrators and  asignes  from  any  person  or  persons  y*^  shall 
lay  any  just  or  LawfuU  Clame  to  any  part  or  parcell  there- 
of giveing  y*^  sd.  William  afore  sd.  and  all  his  succescors 
quiat  possesion  to  use  occupye  And  quiatly  to  Injoy  for 
ever  as  witnesse  my  hand  and  scale  this  14th  of  Janury 
1683,  further  I  y*"  above  sd.  Robart  doe  acknowledg  y*^  I 
have  Recaived  full  satisfaction  for  all  y*^  above  sd.  Lands 
and  i:»riviledgs. 
Witnesse  Robart  kellam 

his 

BeNJEMEN    X    SCIEVINER 

mark 

John  Corey  Clerk, 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y® 
oripfcnall  p  me  John  Corey 
^  ^  Clerk. 

Januery  y''  25,  1683. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  141  and  File  No.  66.; 


D 


358  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[ESTATE  OF  MOSES    SCUDDER.] 

[1683,  Jan.  17.] 

Huntington  Jenuery  y®  17  1683. 
An  Envintary  taken  of  y*"  Estat  of  Moses  Scudder,  decased 

as  followeth  : 

namely  a  three  hundred  pound  allotment  or  accomandation 
two  oxen  two  cows  i  two  year  old  steer  one  yearling  hifer 
two  calves,  two  small  swine  two  mares  two  horses  one  gun 
two  pistoles  an  old  saddel  one  oyxon  pot  one  cheast.  three 
shirts  one  broad  cloath  wascoat.  two  pair  sarge  breeches 
one  home  spun  pair  ol  breeches  one  tuffteed  hoUand  was- 
coat. one  holland  shirt  one  Camlet  coat  one  Norwester  two 
pair  of  stockens  one  pair  of  white  drawers  6  neck  cloaths, 
I  caster  hatt  a  bible,  a  sithe,  &  sickel. 
katheran  Jones  Widdow  and  mother  to  y*"  fore  sd.  moses 
Scudder,  deceased  doth  Ingage  and  promis  to  keep  y® 
within  sd.  estat  from  Imbayelment  untill  order  from  y® 
Court  also  david  Scudder  Brother  to  y^  sd.  Moses  deceased 
doth  also  Ingage  with  his  mother  afore  sd.  for  y®  safty  of 
y*"  sd.  as  witnesse  our  hands  this  ly^^  of  Jenuery  1683 

the  mark  of  ketherenx  JONES 
the  mark  of  DAVID  X  ScUDDER. 
In  presenc  of 
Isaac  platt  constable. 
Abiel  Titus 


Epenetus  plat  ^  overseers. 

The  above  sd  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y^  originall  formerly 
taken  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk  by  y^  Comand  of  I  sack 
platt  Constable 

March  y"^  13  i68f. 

{Court  Records, p.  260.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  359 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1683,  Feb.  16.] 

Feb,  16.  1683. 

At  a  town  meeting  J(jhn  Corey  was  chosen  by  the  major 
part  of  the  town,  to  be  one  of  the  committee  to  sit  at 
Southold  to  act  in  the  behalf  of  Huntington  on  the  20'''  of 
this  instant. 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  Conrt  Records  168 1-4  p.  32, 
(being  page   1 1 1  of  the  present  paging)  in  the  Revision  in 

1873-] 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,^^.111.) 


I 


[TOWN  MEETING.     "CASK    GAGER "    CHOSEN.] 

[1683,  April  2.] 

At  a  towne  meeting  Legally  warned  y*  2^  of  Aprill  1683. 

\he  day  a  bove  sd.  abiell  tittus  was  chossen  constable. 

the  day  a  bove  written  Joseph  whittman  John  Samis  and  J 

Isac  Piatt  weere  legally  chossen  Comissioners.'^  the  day 

abov.  written  Joseph  Whitman  was  chossen  leather  sealler.f 

[*Governor  Andross  having  been  called  back  to  England  on 
account  of  the  unpopular  character  of  his  administration,  An- 
thony Brockholst  exercised  the  functions  of  commander-in- 
chief.  On  his  recommendation  the  Duke  of  York  had  a  gener- 
al assembly  of  delegates  summoned  from  the  towns,  and  a  new 
governor,  Thomas  Dongan,  was  appointed  and  assumed  au- 
thority. The  division  of  the  province  into  ridings  was  abol- 
ished and  twelve  counties  were  established  this  year,  among 
them  Suffolk.  There  was  also  a  Town  Court  established  to  be 
held  by  three  commissioners.  This  court  was  short-lived,  as  it 
did  not  meet  the  approval  of  the  people. — C.  R.  S.] 

[f These  offices  of  "  leather  sealer  "  and  "cask  gager  "  were 
created  this  year,  but  were  not  continued  long  here.  Hides 
were  tanned  and  leather  was  made  here  probably  from  the 
first  settlement  of  the  town.  Thomas  Scudder  is  the  first  tan- 
ner mentioned  in  the  records,  the  court  records  giving  the 
minutes  of  a  trial  about  his  tanning  leather.  There  is  reason 
to  believe  that  his  tanning  vats  were  on  the  east  street  of 
Huntington,  near  the  the  brook. — C.  R.  S.] 


360  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

The  day  above  sd.  John  Wood  was  chosen  caske  gager. 
the  same  day  above  written  Robert  kellum  did  propose  to 
y"  towne  for  20  acrs  of  land  joyning  to  his  land  upon  the 
cow  neck  upon  the  west  nccke  frunting  east  ward  to  ye 
harbor :  noe  other  person  to  have  it  from  him. 

The  day  above  written  was  granted  to  Captt.  fleet,  Mr 
wood  &  Samuell  Wood  to  take  up  their  dcvision  of  land  7 
acors  &  a  1^  to  a  hundred,  where  they  shall  see  cause  to  doe 
it  not  to  hinder  hie  ways  &  watering  places  for  cattel,  alsoe 
y''  same  grant  is  to  all  y'  have  not  taken  up  a  cording  to  y'^ 
dcvision  mentioned. 

the  dav  abov.  sd.  was  granted  to  Rich,  gildersleeve  22  acers 
of  land  6  or  8  acers  of  it  at  y'  hed  of  claboard  hollow  and 
ye  remainder  of  it  betwixt  william  brodeton  and  his  owne 
land  facen  against  Crabmedewe. 

the  day  above  written  was  granted  to  tho.  Scidmor  20 
acers  of  land  in  bred  en  chese  hollow  joining  to  the  north 
side  of  Phillip  udels  land  and  20  acers  of  land  was  granted 
the  same  day  to  Tho.  scidmore  one  the  north  side  of  the 
hog  pond  upon  Crabmeder  necke. 

Apr.  2.  1683. 

At  town  meetins:  held  in  Huntincrton,  Thomas  Whitson 
^^   :[wasj  chosen  constable  ;  John  Ketcham  and  Abiel  Titus 
Overseers. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voted  and  granted  by  the 
major  part  of  the  town  that.  Walter  Nokes  shall  have  the 
remaining  part  of  his  division  of  land  in  the  West  Neck 
and  joining  to  the  West  end  of  Rich''  Brush,  Thom.  Brush, 
John  Brush  and  Timothv  Conklin's  land  ;  which  is  13 
acres. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  John 
Sammis  and  John  Kecham  shall  take  up,  each  of  them,  12 
acres  lying  at  the  head  of  Hempstead  Hollow  on  the  North- 
west side  of  the  path. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  361 

The  same  day  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Joseph 
Wood  Capt,  and  James  Smith  shall  take  up  six  acres  each 
of  them,  it  lying  on  the  West  Neck,  lying  by  David  Scud- 
ders  land. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  granted  that  Jonathan  Scud- 
der  and  Thomas  Skidmore  Jun""  shall  have  a  swamp  between 
them,  it  lying  in  Crabmeadow  hollow  and  joining  to  their 
land  and  meadow  ;  they  laying  down  so  much  of  their 
proportion  if  the  town  shall  see  cause  to  demand  it. 

[Court  Rec.  1681-4  p.  42,  old  paging,  p. present  pag- 
ing.] 

It  was  voted  and  granted  by  the  major  part  of  the  town 
that  John  Bets  shall  take  up  io|^  acres  of  land  towards  his 
division  lying  on  the  West  Neck  above  Jo[hn]  Sammis  his 
field  beyond  the  cove. 

[Copied  from  Court  Records   168 1-4,  p.  43  or ,  in  the 

Revision  of  the  Town  Records  1873.] 
[Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  pp  115-117.) 


[DEED.      THOMAS    BRUSH    TO    THOMAS 
SCIDMORE,  Jr.] 

[1683,  April  2.] 

The  Record  of  y''  Land  of  Thos.  Skidmor,  Jun' 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  y'  I  Thomas  Brush  of 
Huntington  In  y''  East  Riding  of  Yorke  shiere  on  Long 
Island  Husbandman  have  for  y'"  full  and  just  sume  of  sixty 
two  pounds  &  ten  shilings  well  and  truly  payd  in  hand  be- 
fore y''  ensealing  &  deliverv  heer  of,  Where  of  and  where 
with  I  doe  acknowledg  my  self  fully  satisfied  contented 
and  payed  :  Barganed  sold  allinated  estranged,  confirmed 
and  made  over,  And  doe  by  these  p'sents  Bargan  sell  alii- 


362  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

nat  Estrange  confirme  and  make  over  from  me  my  heirs 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  unto  Thomas  Skid- 
mor  J""'  of  freshpond  In  y''  p'^sinctsof  Huntington  in  y''  east 
Riding  of  york  shire  afore  sd.  husband  man  him  his  heirs 
executors,  administrators  and  assignes.  All  my  Right  title 
and  Intrust  y*  I  have  in  and  to  a  five  hundred  pound  Right 
of  a  farme,  both  of  upland,  and  medow.  lying  &  being  in 
Crabmedow  in  y®  p''sincts  of  Huntington  afore  sd.  That 
is  to  say  six  acres  of  Land  be  it  more  or  lese  :  And 
bounded  on  y^  north  with  y"^  Land  of  Edward  Bunch  : 
And  on  y^  west  with  y'=  land  of  Jonathan  Scudder  and  on 
y®  south  with  y*^  woods  in  common  And  one  y*^  east  with  y® 
highway.  As  also  two  percels  of  medow  Containing  six 
acers  be  it  more  or  be  it  lesse:  one  of  y*"  sd.  parcels  is  lying 
next  y"  beach.  And  joyning  to  y"  medow  of  Thomas 
Martin  on  y'^  East.  The  other  parcell  is  lying  above  y* 
bridge :  Together  with  all  p^'iveledgs  and  Rights  of  hous- 
ing gardings,  orchyards  fences,  commons,  pastures  And  all 
Lands  devided  or  undevided  yt  now  doth  or  here  after 
shall  any  belong  unto  y'^  same.  I  say  I  y**  above  sd.  Thom- 
as Brush  do  prom  is  and  Ingage  my  self  m}'  heirs  executors, 
administrators  and  assignes  to  save  harmlesse  and  Indam- 
nefied  y*"  fore  sd.  Thomas  Skidmor  J"'  his  heirs  executors, 
administrators  or  assignes  and  to  defend  him  and  them  and 
every  of  for  ever  from  any  person  or  persons  y^  shall  or 
may  Lay  any  just  or  lawfull  claim  to  any  part  or  parcell 
there  of  and  also  to  free  and  Cleere  y"  above  sd.  accom- 
mondation  from  all  dues  debts  demands  Rate  or  Incum 
brances  from  y^  begining  of  y*"  world  to  y*'  dat  here  of — 
Except  what  y^  Indeans  shall  demand  for  y*^  soyle  Right 
which  y'^  sd.  Thomas  Skidmor  Jun""  shall  pay  and  cleere 
what  charge  and  trouble  y^  may  arise  about  y*"  same  him 
selfe  and  also  shall  subscribe  to  y'^  covenent  which  was 
made  between  y*=  town  and  y''  farmers  :  ffurther  more  I  y« 
above  sd.  Thomas  Brush  doe  by  these  p'sents  bind  myself 
my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes  to  Ratifie 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  365 

and  Confirme  all  y''  above  sd.  accommandation  and  every 
part  and  parcell  there  of  afore  mentioned  unto  Thomas 
Skidmor  Jun'  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or  assignes 
for  his  and  their  own  proper  Right  use  and  behoofe  To 
have  and  to  hold  use  occupie  possesse  And  quiatly  to  In- 
joye  ffor  ever :  And  for  y*"  Confirmation  of  y*"  p'"mesis 
above  written  I  have  heere  unto  set  my  hand  and  seale 
this  second  day  of  Aprille  1683. 

In  presents  of  )  Thomas  Brush 

ABiELL  Titus         V 

Joseph  Whitman  )  This  is  a  true  Copy  Compared 

with    y"^    originall    by   me    John 
Corey  Clerk  :  Aprill  the  ii :  i683. 
(Deeds.  Vol.  1,  pp.  149-152J 


[LANDS  OF  JONATHAN  ROGERS.] 

[No  Date.] 

Laied  out  for  Jonathan  Roggars  In  y^  bogges  at  y  head 
of  y*"  mill  swamp  an  Acare  &  halfe  of  Low  Land  three 
quarters  of  a  Acare  of  Land  bog  the  mill  pond  side 
eight  acars  betwene  y'^  ould  way  going  to  oyester  baye  & 
y®  mill  betwene  y*^  hill  &  y®  broock  the  forth  parsell  Lying 
upon  y''  hill  betwene  y''  two  high  wayes  going  to  Could 
spring  being  tenn  Acars. 

bey  Mee  John  Ketcham  Clerk, 

SaMUELL  TITUS 

Joseph  Whitman 
Apoynted  by  y" 
towne. 
{Deeds,  roll, p.  lU.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  WICKS  TO  JONATHAN  ROGERS.] 

[1683,  April  3.] 
Know  all  men  whome  it  may   Con'sern  that  John  wickcs 


364  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  Huntington  In  y^  east  riding  of  yorke  shear  on  Long 
Island  husband  man  have  Bargned  sould  &  Made  over  a 
parcell  of  Hassokey  medow  lying  &  being  in  y*^  east  neck 
Containing  about  six  acers  be  it  more  or  less  unto  Jonathan 
Rogers  of  y*"  abovesd  Town  &  Riding  &  y"  a  bounded  with 
the  sea  on  y''  north  &  on  y''  east  with  y*^  Comonds  and  on 
y''  west  with  y"  land  of  Robert  Cranfield  and  John  wickes 
I  say  and  doe  by  thes  presents  bargan  sell  and  make  over 
y"  above  sd  boggey  or  hassokey  medow  from  me  my  heirs 
exectours  admin*"^  &  assignes  unto  Jonathan  Rogers  him 
his  heires  executors  admin*"^  or  assignes  for  a  valliable  con- 
sideration all  ready  Reseaved  In  hand  whereof  and  where- 
with I  am  fully  satesfyed  contented  and  paid  I  Doe  Ingage 
my  selfe  &  my  heires  to  bare  him  y''  sd.  Jonathan  Rogers 
his  heires  &  assignes  harmeless  from  anie  person  or  persons 
who  may  or  shall  lay  anie  lawfull  and  just  claime  to  ye 
above  sd  medov/  or  anie  part  or  parcell  thereof  for  ever 
and  by  vertue  of  thes  have  use  ocepye  &  peacebly  to  In- 
joye  for  ever  It  is  to  be  understood  y*  y*^  above  sd. 
Medow  did  belong  to  my  father  Thomas  wickes  wich  he 
did  by  of  y''  town  and  thence  to  me  &  from  me  &  my  heirs 
as  afore  sd.  unto  Jonathan  Rogers  &  his  sucessors  as  witt- 
ness  my  hand  this  third  Day  of  Aprill  1683 
Thomas  wickes  John  Wickes 

hur 

'  Elizabeth  x  Ketcham 

m;uk 

The  afore  sd.  Is  a  true  Copey  taken  out  of  y®  Boock  of 
records  by  me  John  Corey  Clearke  for  y'*  Records  in  Hun- 
tington- May  y"  29 — 1682. 

This  is  alsoe  a  true  Coppey  extracted  out  of  y'  origenall 
Deed  by  me  John  Ketcham  Clarke 

Apcarcd  before  me  this  17"'  day  of  January  170^  Justices 
John  Wickes  ct  doth  acknowledge  y'"  within  written  con- 
vaiance  to  be  his  free  &  volentary  act  &  Deed 

Test.    John  Wickes 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  43.; 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN   RECORDS.  36$ 

[BRUSH  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1683,  Apr.  3.1 

Rebeck  Brush  The  daughter  of  Thomas  Brush  was  born 
the  3''  of  Apriil  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1681. 

Thomas  Brush  son  of  Thomas  Brush  was  born  Jcneuary 
the  16  at  the  12  hour  or  there  abouts  In  y  year  of  our 
Lord  i68| 

John  Brush  y""  son  of  John   Brush  was  born  x\prill  the  3** 
In  y""  year  of  our  Lord  1683. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  259.) 


[THOMAS  SCIDMORE'S  LANDS.] 

[1683,  April.] 

Thomas  Skidmor  Land. 
Thomas  Skidmor  hath  Eight  Acres  of  Land  Layd  out,  in 
Apriil  1683  by  y*"  side  of  Crabmedow  hollow,  on  y'^  north 
side  of  y  path  :  not  fare  from   a  small  Round  swamp  of 
watter  y^  Lyeth  nere  y"'   Road  to  towne  in  Length  thirty 
nine  Rods  which  Runeth  neere  East  &  west  the  breadth 
thirty  eaight  Rods,  Layd  out  by  me  Joseph  Bayly,  this  is 
a  true  copy  of  y''  note  from  y'^  survaier  ;* 
by  me  John  Gary,  Clerk. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  131.) 

[*This,  I  think,  is  the  first  record  mentioned  where  a  grant 
of  land  was  located  by  an  actual  survey.  The  practice  seems 
to  have  been  for  the  applicant  and  the  town  authorities  to 
measure  the  ground  without  much  regard  to  accuracy,  bound- 
ing it  by  visible  monuments,  such  as  trees  and  stones. — C. 
R.  S.] 


366  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    NICHOLAS  ELLIS  TO  THOMAS  HIGBEE.] 

[1683,  Apr.  26.] 

Know  all  men  by  these  p'sents,  That  I  Nicollas  Ellise  of 
Huntington  in  y''  East  Riding  of  york  shir  on  long  Island 
have  sold  unto  Thomas  Higby  of  y''  above  sd.  Town  and 
Riding,  A  parcell  of  land  containing  ten  acres  :  And  doe  by 
these  p''sents  Bargan  sell  and  make  over  all  my  Right  title 
and  intrust  that  I  have  in  and  to  y''  above  sd.  ten  acres  of 
land  from  me  my  heirs,  executors,  administrators,  or  as- 
signes  unto,  Thomas  Higby  above  sd.  him  his  heirs,  execu- 
tors, administrators  and  assings,  to  have  and  to  hold  use 
and  Improve  and  quiatly  to  possese  forever.  And  y*"  above 
sd.  land  is  lying  and  being  in  y*^  great  east  neck  in  Hun- 
ting bounds  in  y''  great  hollow  west  ward  of  stony  brook, 
l3-ing  in  Leangth  north  and  south  In  breadth  twenty  Rods  : 
And  in  Length  eaighty  Rods  :  And  for  &  in  consideration 
of  y'"  above  sd.  ten  acres  of  Land  I  y*"  above  sd.  Nicollas 
Ellis  have  Recaived  a  Reasonable  consideration  in  hand 
where  of  and  where  with  I  am  fully  satisfied  and  payed  : 
furthermore  y*"  above  sd.  land  was  part  of  ni}-  division, 
which  be  longed  to  my  hous  Lot :  Andy''  above  sd.  Instru- 
ment I  doe  Acknowledg  to  be  m}^  act  and  deed  By  my 
setting  to  my  hand  and  seale  this  26"'  of  Aprill  1683. 
Witnesse  ^^"^  '"^'■'^'^  "^ 

John  Corey  Nicollas  x  Ellis 

John  kecham 

This  is  a  true  coppy  extracted  out  of  y^'  originall  p  me 

John  Corey  :  Clerk 
May  the  5*"  1683. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  155.) 


[NICHOLAS  ELLIS'S  LAND.] 

[1683,  April  26.] 
according  to  y"  towns  grant  to  Nicolas  Ellis  I  have  layd 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  367 

him  out  ten  acars  in  y*^  grat  Hollow  to  y*"  west  of  stony 
Brook  hollow  on  y*^^  east  neck,  it  lyeth  in  leni^th  north  and 
south  :  in  breadth  20  Rods  and  in  length  80  Rods,  with 
Rume  for  a  Cart  way  on  boath  sides  of  y'"  hollow.  The 
marked  trees  on  y''  south  one  a  young  Chesmut  and  a  white 
oke,  one  y*^  north  end  an  old  dead  oke  at  each  c(jrner : 
Aprille  y"  26"'  83.  .  JOSEPH  Baly. 

This  is  a  true  cop}^  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk  aprille  28. 
1683. 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  94.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1683,  May  5.] 

Att  a  town  meeting  it  was  agreed  by  y*  major  part  of  y^ 
Town  That  Thomas  Higby  should  have  a  piece  of  Land 
added  to  his  piece  of  swamp  which  Land  lyeth  on  y'^  south 
side  of  }'''  old  mill  path  between  Cap*"  Baylyes  lot  & 
Thomas  Larrances  :  and  his  Lott  to  bare  y''  denomination  of 
a  hundred  pound  alottment  And  to  have  medow,  (when  pur- 
chased) equivilent  as  other  Hundreds  shall  have  out  of  y* 
medow  he  paying  for  his  proportion  as  other  men,  it  is  to 
be  understood  a  hundred  pound  allotment  of  all  devitions 
y*  is  to  be  layd  out  after  this  grant. 

Both  y'*  above  sd.  are  taken  out  of  y''  old  book  By  me 

John  Corey 

May  y'  5th  1683.  Clerk 

{Deeds,  Vol  l,p.  155J 


[DEED.    JONATHAN  HARNET  TQ  ISAAC  PLATT.J 

[1683.  May  15.] 

Isacke  Platts  :  Land  Record 
Huntington  May  y"  15"':   1683 

This   writting  :  witnesseth  to  all  :    or  any  before  home 


568  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

this  p''sents  may  come  That  I  Jonathan  Harned  :  of  Hun- 
tington Shomaker  have  sould  barganed  and  made  over 
from  me  my  heirs  executors,  administrators  and  asignes 
for  ever  fower  acres  ol  wood-land  Land  now  lying  in  com- 
mon y'  did  formerly  belong  to  y*"  A  lotment  of  Willam 
Rogers  deseased  :  from  him  to  Andrew  messenger  from 
him  to  John  Green  and  granted  and  given  to  John  Green 
by  y®  town :  And  from  him  sould  to  mee. 
The  Land  lyeth  in  a  place  commonly  called  and  known  by 
y^  name  of  grounnut  Hollow  :  Bounded  on  y*"  East  &  west 
side  by  Isacke  plats  land  on  y*^  south  by  y''  high  way  on  y* 
north  by  y"  common :  I  say  &  by  these  p^^sents  witnesse 
that  I  have  sould:  unto  Isacke  platt  of  Huntington  Hus- 
bandman y*"  fore  mentioned  Land :  to  him  his  heirs  execu- 
tors administrators  and  assignes  :  to  have  and  to  hold  for 
ever :  and  have  alredy  Recaived  a  valiable  consideration 
for  y''  said  Land  and  have  given  y''  sd.  Isack  platt  full  and 
free  possession  thereof  and  further  I  do  Ingage  my  selfe  to 
free  y''  sd.  Isack  plat  from  all  claims  or  demands  And  to 
free  y^  sd.  Isack  plat  from  all  Indemnetysof  any  person  or 
persons  what  so  ever  and  to  y''  full  and  true  performence 
of  all  above  written  I  doe  profixe  my  hand  d.nd  seal  y''  day 
and  year  above  written 

sealed,  signed  and  Jonathan  Harned 

delivered  in  y'  pres- 
ents of  Jonas  Wood  Sen'' 

her 

Elizebeth  X  Wood 

mark 

The  word  :  writting  :  in  y^  first  line  was  not  in  y*'  origi- 
nall :  but  my  oversight. 

This  is  a  true  Copy  of  y^  Originall  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk 
May  y''  18.  1683. 

may  the  first  in  the  yer  agty  aight  Wheras  it  is  sad  three 
acres  in  the  deed  &  record  the  word  three  is  mad  four  with 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  j6g 

my  consent  and  aprobation  as  witness  my  hand. 

Jonathan  harneu. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  157.) 

[TRAVELING  ON  THE  LORD'S  DAY.] 

[1683,  June  3.] 

Where  as  we  whos  names  are  under  written  have  y''  last 
winter  traveled  from  huntington  to  hempsted  upon  y** 
Lords  day  for  which  we  are  sori  yt  we  have  sinned  against 
god  and  ofended  our  neibors  for  which  we  desir  god  to 
for  give  us  and  hope  we  shal  never  ofend  god  nor  man  in 
y®  Like  maner. 

Tho:  HIGBY 

Edward  higbee 

MOSES  SCUDDER. 
Huntington  June  3  :  1683     The  above  sd.  owned  &  sub- 
scribed In  y''  presents  of  y'^  Constable  &  overseers  p  me 
John  Corey,  Clerk. 

{Court  Eec.,p.  363.) 


[DEED.     RICHARD  WHITE  TO  THOMAS  FLEET.] 

[1683,  June  II.] 

The  Record  of  Cap'"  Thomas  fifleets  Rite  of  mill  pond 
swamp. 

Know  all  men  whom  these  may  conserne  that  I  Richard 
White  of  huntington  in  y*"  east  Riding  of  york  sheir  on 
long  Island :  have  Bargencd  sold  and  made  over  all  my 
Right  and  title  yt  I  have  in  &  to  severall  shares  of  y*"  old 
mill  pond  swamp  :  unto  Cap*"  Thomas  ifleet  of  y''  above  sd. 
town  &  Ridding:  for  a  Reasonable  consideration  alredy 
Recaived  in  hand  where   with   I  am  fully  contented  and 


370  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

payed :  The  fore  mentioned  Rights  of  swamp  I  y"^  fore  sd. 
white  bought  of  John  Corey  a  two  hundred  pound  Rite : 
also  a  two  hundred  pound  Rite  of  nathaniell  ffoster  and 
also  five  hundred  and  half  of  Jonathan  Rogers :  All  which 
severall  shares  are  Recorded  to  me  y''  above  sd.  white : 
And  I  y"  fore  sd.  Richard  White  have  Barganed  sold  & 
Estranged  from  me  my  heirs,  executors,  administrators 
and  asignes  :  all  my  Right  title  &  intrust  y'  I  have  in  &  to 
y^  above  sd.  swamp  unto  y'^  above  said  Cap*"  Thomas  ffleet 
his  heirs,  executors  administrators  and  asignes  to  have  and 
to  hold  for  ever :  And  for  y*"  conformation  here  of  I  have 
here  unto  set  to  my  hand  this  :  1 1  of  June  1683. 
Witness  Richard  White 

Abiel  Titus 

John  Ketcham, 

John  Corey  Recorder, 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  105.) 


[INDIAN  DEED  OF  MEADOWS,  SOUTH  SIDE, 
BY  Caft.  OPASSUM.]* 

[1683,  Sept.  17.] 

Be  it  known  unto  all  Christian  People  to  whom  this  my 
Deed  of  sale  may  come  or  any  ways  concern  know  ye  that 
I,  Capt.  Opasum,  alias  Osaways,  an  Indian,  and  son  unto 
Takai)ausha,  Sachem,  formerly  of  Massapage,  and  now  In- 
habitant upon  Cow  Neck,  haveing  a  Privilege  given  me  by 

[*Nearly,  perhaps  quite  all  the  beaches  and  meadow  described 
in  this  deed  are  now  in  the  limits  of  the  town  of  Oyster  Bay, 
the  Marsepague  Indians  occupying  territory  farther  west  than 
Huntington  as  well  as  in  Huntington.  It  was  along  this  shore 
of  the  Great  South  Bay  in  Oysterbay  town,  where  Capt.  John 
Underbill  and  his  soldiers,  about  the  time  of  the  first  settle- 
ment attacked  and  massacred  nearly  the  whole  Marsepague  tribe 
and  destroyed  their  villages  on  slight  provocation.  |  C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  371 

my  Father,  Takapousha,  of  all  the  meadow,  fresh  and  salt 
lying  and  being  on  the  south  side  of  Long  Island  and  joyn- 
ing  to  the  Beach  from  the  Great  Gut,  commonly  called 
Massapage  Gut,  west  or  therabouts  to  the  West  gut,  com- 
monly called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Merreek  Gut, 
have  upon  good  consideration  and  for  a  Reasonable  Value 
of  money  in  hand  Received,  have  bargained,  sold,  alienated 
and  in  present  Passession  Delivered,  all  the  meadow,  fresh 
and  salt,  lying  and  joyning  to  the  Beach  between  the  two 
Guts  as  above  said,  and  the  Hammock  or  Broken  Meadow 
any  where,  or  in  what  nature  soever  lying,  being  between 
Oyster  bay  Meadow^  and  the  Beach  above  said,  the  Previl- 
ege  of  the  Beach  Included,  to  the  salt  sea,  unto  Adam 
Wright,  Job  Wright,  John  Wright,  Thomas  Weeks  and 
Th(jmas  Townsend  all  Inhabitants  of  Oysterbay,  to  them, 
the  above  said  live  Persons  their  heirs,  executors  Adm"'** 
and  asigne  forever,  to  have  and  to  hould  Occupy,  Passess 
and  enjoy,  as  all  or  either  of  their  propper  Right,  title  or 
Interest  that  they  may  now  Possess,  from  me  my  heirs,  ex"' 
Adm".  or  Assigns  or  any  other  person  English  or  Indian 
laying  claim  to  any  parcel  thereof,  forever  as  firmly  unto 
all  Interests  and  purposes  as  might  or  could  be  written  or 
Drawn  by  any  Deed  of  sale  or  conveyance  Whatsoever 
Acording  to  Law,  engage  to  Defend  them  or  any  of  them, 
ther  heirs  or  assigns,  in  Peaceable  Possession  &  Injoyment 
of  the  Premises  forever,  as  Witness  my  hand  &  seal,  in 
Oysterbay,  the  17"'  Day  of  September  1683. 
Sealed  and  delivered  In  Presence  of 

James  Wick  Capt  Opassum,  alias 

'"'*  XOraway  mark 

John  X  mark 

Signd  over  to  his  Son  in  Law,  Thos.  Jones,  Fort  Neck, 
Paten  of  Oysterbay,  14  Sept.  i/jf- 

Thos.  Townsend. 


372  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

then  to  Frelove  Jones,  i8  Febry.  I7|| 

Thos.  Weeks 
Inst 
Saml  Seaman. 
John  Clemment. 

Entered  14  July  171 5,  John  Smith  Clk. 
from  Records  Queens  County  Clks.  office  Lib.  E.  page  60 
&61 

Compard. 
Whited  Hicks  Clk. 
{File  No.  30.; 


[TOWN    MEETING.      DELEGATES    ELECTED    TO 
THE   SOUTHOLD   ASSEMBLY.] 

[1683,  Sept.  24.] 

Sept.  24.  1683. 

At  a  town  meeting  legally  warned  the  town  being  or- 
dered by  warrant  from  the  high  sheriff  to  make  choice  of 
four  men  to  go  to  Southold  to  meet  in  Assembly  for  the 
choosing  of  two  men  for  the  East  Riding  to  go  to  New 
York  Sizes. 

The  town  having  made  choice  of  Isaac  Piatt,  James  Chi- 
chester, Epenetus  Piatt,  Thomas  Whitson. 

The  da)^  above  said,  it  was  put  to  vote  whether  the  town 
would  build  a  comfortable  house  upon  the  town  lot  for  the 
Ministery  or  exchange  with  Mr  Jones  for  a  lot  that  the  town 
formerly  gave  him  lying  between  Jonas  Smith  house  lot 
and  Thomas  Wicks  his  pasture  ;  and  the  major  part  of  the 
town's  vote  was  to  change  with  Mr  Jones,  that  he  should 
have  only  the  town  lot ;  the  meadow  and  other  privileges 
thereunto  belonging  to  the  town  lot  to  remain  and  be  the 
town's  forever. 

[Copied  from  the  original  in  Court  Records   168 1-4.  p. 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  3. 

28  old    paging,  p.         new    paging,  in  the  Revision  of  tht 
Records  in  the  year  1873. J 

(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  119.) 


I 


[DEED.     ROBERT  ARTHUR  TO   JAiMES   SMITH.] 

[1683,  Oct.  2.] 

The  Records  ol  James  Smiths  Land. 

Know  all  men  by  these  prsents  y'  I  Robart  Arthiir  of  Hun- 
tington up  on  Long  Lsland  in  y"^  East  Riding  of  york  shire 
waver,  have  and  doe  by  these  p'sents  Bargan  sell  &  make 
over  unto  James  Smith  of  Huntington  upon  Long  Island 
in  y*^  East  Riding  of  york  shire  afore  sd.  coper,  a  certaine 
pe^sell  of  Land  situate  and  being  in  y^  west  neck  of  y"^  town 
of  Huntington  Containing  Eaight  acres  being  part  of  my 
division  Land  given  me  ^^'  y*^  town  of  Huntington  and  Layd 
out  by  order  there  of,  which  sd.  Land  Bounded  as  speci- 
fied, the  Land  of  Robart  Cranfeild  on  y^  East,  The  west 
side  with  y*"  woods  in  commonadg.  so  is  also  north  and 
south  ends  I  say  all  y'  p'^sell  of  Land  wit  all  its  fence  there 
to  belonging  with  all  division  Right  or  Rights  y'^  may  or 
ever  here  after  shall  be  Long  to  y*^  afore  sd.  Land  or  Lands 
by  divition  Right  or  any  other  LawfuU  way  what  so  ever 
I  have  frome  me  my  heirs  executors  Administrators  and 
assignes  Barganed  sold  and  made  over  unto  James  Smith 
his  heirs  Executors  Administrators  and  asignes,  for  y'  sume 
of  twenty  one  pounds  passable  pay  of  this  Countrey  to  be 
payed  in  hand  off  y*^  sealing  &  delivering  here  of  In  Con- 
sideration whereof  I  doe  by  these  p'"sents  sell  Elinate,  es- 
trange &  make  over  from  me  my  heirs  executors  adminis- 
trators and  assignes  unto  James  Smith  his  heirs  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  To  have  And  to  hold  for  Ever 
and  further  I  doe  Ingadge  my  selfe  my  heirs  &  assignes  to 


i774 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


save  harmelesse  and  indamnefied  y^  fore  sd.  James  Smith 
his  heirs  executors,  administrators  and  assignes  from  any 
person  or  persons  who  may  or  shall  lay  any  Claime  or  title 
to  y*  sd.  Land  or  fence  or  any  part  or  parsell  thereof  to  y^ 
Indamnefing  y*"  sd  Smith  or  his  sucksesrs  in  his  or  there 
quiat  possesion  in  witnesse  where  of  I  have  heere  unto  set 
my  hand  &  scale  this  2^  day  of  October  in  y*  35*^  year  of 
his  mag*''"''  Reigne  And  in  y®  year  of  our  Lord  1683. 
signed,  seled  and  de-  '""^  '""'^  °' 

livered  in  y'  presents  ol  ROBARTX  Arthur 

James  Chichester  ^^'  ""^^"^  "^ 

Thomas  Whitson  Mary  x  Arthur 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y^  originall  by  me  John  Corey 
Clerk,  Oct.  20.  1683. 

The  above  sd.  Robart  Arthur  came  to  my  house  in  com- 
pany with  James  Smith  afore  sd.  and  acknowledged  y® 
afore  sd.  Instrument  to  be  his  owne  volentary  act  and  deed. 

John  Corey  Clerke 
{Deeds,  Vol.  I,  pp.  161-2.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  FINCH   TO  EDWARD  HIGBEE.] 

[1683,  Oct.  6.] 

know  all  men  by  these  p'sents  yt  I  John  fhnch  ^^'^°''  of  Hun- 
tington upon  Long  island  In  y*  East  Riding  of  New  York 
shire  :  ffor  and  in  consideration  ol  y*"  sume  of  forty  five 
pounds  and  ten  shillings :  In  Currant  pay  of  this  CoUony : 
to  me  alredy  in  hand  payed  by  Edward  Higbey  of  hun- 
tington,  on  long  Island  afore  said  for  divers  other  good 
causes  and  considerations  me  heer  unto  moving  And  other 
good  consideration  Exciting:  have  sold  him  y^  sd.  Higby 
all  and  every  part  &  parcell  of  y*  accommondation  of  myne 
which  was  formerly  Calub  wood  situated  and  being  in  y® 
town  ship  of  huntington  on  long  Island  and  then  sold  to 


k 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RPXORDS.  375 

Samuel  davis  and  then  to  me  John  finch  :  which  is  bound- 
ed on  y®  East  side  with  y''  Lot  of  Thomas  Whitson  joyning- 
to  Joseph  Bayly  and  frunting  to  y*"  street  to  gether  with 
twelve  acres  of  medow  Lying  on  y*"  south  side  of  y"  IsLand 
Eaight  acres  Lying  on  a  neck  called  by  y*"  name  of  Santa- 
pauge  and  being  bounded  on  y''  East  side  y"  medow  of 
Epenetus  plat  and  on  y*^  west  side  with  y''  medo  of  Jona- 
than Rogers  and  foure  acres  of  medow  more  or  Lesse  lying 
on  a  neck  called  by  y"  name  of  y''  East  neck  joyning  to  foure 
acres  of  Cap'"  fleet  I  y°  fore  sd  John  fifinch  have  made  over 
&  doe  by  these  p'"sents  make  over  from  me  my  heirs  Execu- 
tors administrators  &  assignes  unto  Edward  Higby  his 
heirs  executors  Administrators  &  assignes  y''  home  Lot 
orchyard  fence  gardin  out  Lands,  belonging  there  unto  tt) 
have  And  to  hold  for  Ever  and  I  doe  by  these  p'sents  In- 
gage  my  selfe  m}-  heirs  and  assignes  to  save  harmeles  and 
indamnefied  y''  fore  sd.  Edward  Higby  his  heirs  and 
assignes  from  any  person  or  p'sons  who  may  or  shall  Lay 
any  Claime  to  y''  fore  sd.  p'messes  or  any  part  or  parcel 
there  of  In  witnesse  whereof  I  have  heere  unto  set  my  hand 
&  seal  y''  6""  day  of  Octobr  In  y'^  35"'  of  his  mag"'^  Raine 
And  in  y*^  year  of  our  Lord  1683.  Signed  sealed  cS:  deliv- 
ered in  y^  p'"sents  of  us. 

Richard  White  John  ffinch 

Jeremy  Adams 

this  interline  I  y*"  above  sd.  John  finch  doc  owne  to  be 
before  y*^  signeing  and  sealing  of  this  bill  of  sale. 

Huntington  Aprill  1684 
Apered  before  me  this  7"'  of  Aprill  Jn"  finch  sen'  of  y*^ 
town  of  huntington  in  y  County  of  Suffolk  on  long  Island 
and  owned  this  within  Instrument  to  be  his  act  and  deed. 

I  SAC  Arnold.  Justis. 

y®  above  sd.  is  a  true  Coj^py  p.  me  Jn"  Corey  Clerk 
Aprill  y*^  9*''   1684. 
[Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  165.; 


3/6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[COREY  FAMILY  RECORD-] 

[1683,  Oct.  28.] 

Huntington 

John  Core  was  maried  to  Mary  Cornish  the  15  day  of 
desember  1667. 

Mary  Core  the  daughter  of  John  Core  was  borne  October 
the  20  1668  on  the  third  day  of  the  week  in  the  night  about 
the  10  hour. 

.\.bigall  Core  the  daughter  of  John  Core  was  born  the  13 
day  of  Noyember  on  the  second  day  of  the  week  about  the 
9  hour  1670. 

EHzebeth  Core,  the  daughter  of  John  Core  was  born  Jen- 
euary  the  9  in  the  year  1672  on  th  5  day  of  th  week  in  the 
afternoon. 

John  Core  the  son  of  John  Core  was  borne  the  3  day  of 
feber}-  in  the  yere  1674  on  the  4  day  of  the  week  in  the 
alter  noon. 

Martha  Core  the  daughter  of  John  Core  was  born  the  17 
day  ol  fel^uar^•  in  the  yeer  1677  the  7  day  at  eyening. 

Elnathan  Core  the  son  of  John  Core  was  born  the  first  day 
of  Jimc  in  the  yeare  of  our  lord  1679  on  the  first  day  of  the 
Ayeek  in  the  morning  before  the  sun  was  up. 

Thomas  Corey,  the  son  of  John  Corey  was  born  the  21  of 
September  in  y''  year  of  our  lord  1681  one  y'"  fourth  day  ot 
y"  week  called  Wednesday  about  noon. 

Abraham  Corey*  was  borne  3''  28"'  of  October  1683  on  y" 
first  day  of  y''  week  in  y''  night  about  y"  12  hour. 
{Court  Bee,  p.  350.) 

[*Considerina^  how  large  a  family  John  Corey  left,  it  is  sin- 
gular that  the  name  has  entirely  disappeared  from  the  town  01 
Huntington. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  377 

[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1683,  Dec.  24.J 

Dec.  24,  1683. 

At  a  town  mectintr  it  was  put  to  vote  how  many  men 
they  would  send  in  order  to  the  warrent  sent  the  town. 
The  vote  is  they  would  send  one  and  impower  two.  J(jhn 
Sammis  is  chosen,  and  Epenetus  Piatt  impowered.  with 
him  in  order  to  the  warrant. 

[Copied  from  the  orig-inal  in  Court  Records  1681-4,  p.  32 

old  paging,  p. new  paging,  in  the    Revision    of  the 

Records  in  the  year  1873.] 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  jj.  121.) 


[WARRANT  OF  COMMISSIONERS  FOR 
COUNTY  ASSESSMENT.] 

[1683,  Dec.  27.] 

Y^  are  to  bring  in,  fayrely  written  the  Certificate  of  the 
Names  and  y""  names  of  all  and  every  p.son  &  p. sons  dwel- 
ing  &.  Residing  within  the  bounds  o""  Limits  of  y""  townes: 
and  also  of  the  substance  and  vallieu  of  every  of  them  in 
Lands,  Moneys  tS:  all  other  visible  estate  with  out  Con- 
cealement  Lour  *  *  -  dread  o''  Mallis  in  order  to  the 
pa3'ment  of  the  free  gift  or  p'^sent  which  our  Represunta- 
tives  gave  as  a  grattuity  to  o""  honorable  governer,*  being 

[*The  governor  here  referred  to  was  His  Excellency,  Thomas 
Dongan,  who  had  but  recently  landed,  and  who  had  promised 
great  things  in  the  way  of  a  liberal  government,  but  whose  word, 
as  afterward  appeared,  was  of  no  more  value  than  that  of  an 
Indian.  He  was,  like  the  latter,  always  wanting  a  present.  He 
subsequently  seized  the  charter  and  title  papers  of  Huntington 
and  held  them  until  he  received  a  "present  "  as  an  inducement 
for  their  return. — C.  R.  S.J 


378  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

one  peny  for  every  pounds  valine  of  all  the  Reall,  person- 
all  &  visible  estate  of  all  cSl  every  the  free  houlders  &  in- 
habitants of  y""  towne  &  limitts  as  also  to  choose  &  p'sent 
to  us  the  name  of  some  Meete  p'^son  in  y""  town  to  be  Col- 
lector of  sayd  Money  :  this  to  be  brought  in  to  us  at  the 
house  of  Mr  Joseph  fordham  in  South  Hampton  upon  the 
16  day  of  January  Next :  tis  to  bee  under  stood  that  all  yo^ 
vallueables  are  to  be  as  Money  soe  are  the  payments  to  be 
also. 
2yth  Decemb""  1683. 

for  the  p'^sentus  or  assessors  of  Huntington  these. 
J  Sloss  Hobart  1 
Joseph  fordham  L^ 
Thomas  Mapes       Comisioners. 

Epenetus  PlattJ 
(mie  No.  15.) 


[WOOD  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1684,  Jan.  6.] 

Eliphelet  Wood  son  of  John  wood    was  born  the  14  day  of 
febuery  in  the  3'eer  1677. 

John  Wood    the  son  of  John  Wood  was   born  Aprill  the 
sixt  1680; 

Martha  Wood  y'^  daughter  of  John  wood    was  born  y®  sixt 
of  Jenuery  In  y''  ^-ear  of  our  Lord  i68|. 
(Court  Eec.,p.  2S9.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  GOLDING  TO  NICHOLAS 
SMITH.] 

[1684,  Jan.  28.] 

Nicolas  Smith  Land  Rec' 
This  Indenture  made  y^  28^*"    day   of  Jenuary  in  y''  36^^ 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  379 

year  of  y'"  Raigne  of  our  Sov"  Lord  Charles  y""  second  by  y^ 
Grace  of  God  of  England  Scotland,  france  &  Ireland,  king 
defender  of  y''  faith  etc.  And  in  y®  year  of  our  Lord  accord- 
ing to  y"  Computation  of  y'"  Church  of  England  1684 
Between  John  Golding  of  fresh  pond  with  in  y'=  bounds  of 
Huntington  upon  Long  Island  and  in  y"'  County  of  Suffolk 
in  America  of  y"^^  one  party  planter.  And  Nicollas  Smith  of 
y*"  same  place  cS:  county  afore  sd.  Carpenter  of  y*"  other 
party,  Witnesseth  :  That  y"  sd.  John  Golding:  for  divers 
good  causes  mee  moving,  but  especialy  for  and  in  Con- 
sideration of  y''  sume  of  twenty  six  pounds  in  hand  pa}ed 
before  y''  sealing  and  delivery  of  these  p'sents  by  y"'  sd. 
Nicollas  Smith  where  wnth  y''  said  John  Golding  doth 
acknowledg  him  selfe  fully  satisfied,  contented  and  payed: 
Hath  granted  allinated  bargened  sold  and  confirmed  and 
by  these  presents  doth  fully  cleerly  and  absolutly  grant 
alinat :  bargan  sell  and  confirme  unto  y®  afore  said  Nicolas 
Smith  his  hous,  orchyard  home  lot  lying  and  being  in  y*^ 
town  of  Huntington  in  y"  tener  or  occupation  of  y*"  fore 
said  John  Golding  y""  lot  Containing  three  acres  be  it  more 
or  lesse  ;  With  all  housing  Barnes,  stables,  gardens.  Build- 
ings fences  or  other  herid-nts  to  y"  same  be  longing  or 
appartaining  to  y*"  sd.  hous  or  tenements  formerly  Injoyed 
by  John  Lum  :  thence  estranged  to  John  INIathis  thence  to 
Jeffrey  Lake  again  Recaivcd  by  John  Mathis  thence  to 
John  Golding  Buting  &  bounding  as  specified  y  land  of 
Tho"  Wicks  on  3'"  east  end:  The  land  of  John  Corey  on  y® 
south  side  :  y"  west  &.  north  to  y''  kings  high  way  to  gether 
with  all  Woods  under  Woods  Commons  of  ])asture  what 
soever  doth  to  y''  same  belong.  To  have  And  to  hold  y" 
said  housing  garding,  orchard  home  lott  with  all  y''  fore 
mentioned  p''meses  with  all  their  Rights  &  priveledges  y'' 
now  doth  or  ever  here  after  may  or  shall  be  long  or  apper- 
tain unto  y*"  same,  unto  y"  above  sd.  Nicollas  Smith  his 
heirs,  executors  administrators  and  asignes :  And  toy''  only 
use  and  behoofe  of  y^   afore   sd.  Nicollas   Smith  his  heirs 


380  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

executors,  administrators  &  assigns  for  ever.  And  y®  above 
said  John  Golding  for  him  selfe  his  heirs  executors  admin- 
istrators and  asignes  doe  Covenent  p'^omise  and  grant 
by  these  p'"sents  y*  at  y^  time  of  y*"  sealing  and  de- 
livery here  of  he  then  was  y^  sole  and  Lawfull 
owner  of  all  y®  afore  mentioned  p'meses  and  am 
lawfuly  seased  of  and  in  y*^  same  and  in  every  part  and 
parcell  there  of  in  my  own  Right  And  y*^  said  Nicollas 
Smith  his  heirs  executors,  administrators  and  assignes  shall 
and  may  by  force  and  vertue  of  these  p'"sents  from  time  to 
time  and  at  all  times  here  after  Lawfully  peacably  and 
quiatly  have  hold  use  occupy  and  injoy  the  afore  mentioned 
ed  primeses  with  all  their  appurtinences  Iree  and  cleerand 
cleerly  acquited  and  discharged  of  and  from  all  and  all 
maner  of  fines  gifts  grants,  Leases  morgageses  joynters 
dowers  titles  of  dower  judgments  executions  entailleings 
and  of  and  from  all  other  titles  troubles  and  incumbrances 
what  so  ever  had  made,  committed  witingly  or  willingly 
suffered  or  don  by  y''  sd.  John  Golding  or  by  any  other 
person  or  persons  whatsoever  Lawfuly  claimmg  from  by 
or  under  him  y'^  sd.  John  Golding :  or  b}'  his  meancs  or 
assent  or  privet  procurment  And  y'^  sd.  John  Golding  his 
heirs  and  assignes  and  all  and  every  person  and  persons 
what  soever  lawfuly  claiming  in  from  or  under  him  shall 
and  will  warrant  and  for  ever  defend  :  b}'  these  p'sents  y* 
fore  mentioned  premices  only  what  intrast  belongs  to  his 
Royal  highnesse  y*"  Duke  of  Yorke  :  In  Witnesse  where  of 
I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  scale  y''  day  Si  year 
above  written. 

signed  sealed  and  y®  ^^^^^  "f 

delivered  in  y""  p'sents  of  John  X  Golding. 

John  Corey,  Joseph  Baly. 

this  above  sd.  deed  was  acknowledged  before  me  this  29 
of  January  i68|  Epenetus  justis  of  y^  peace. 

Memorandam    1    Grace  Golding  wife  of  John  Golding 
doe   acknowledge,  condesend^  consent  and  agree   to  and 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  381 

confirme  as  much  as  in  mc  lyeth  to  all  and  every  of  y* 
within  mentioned  bargan  sale  and  alination  of  all  and  every 
of  y®  within  mentioned  p'meses  as  my  hand  and  seale 
doth  testefie  y*"  marke  of  GRACE  X  GOLDING  signed  sealed  & 
delivered  in  y"  p'sents  of  JOSEPH  Baly,  John  Corey.  This 
above  sd.  acknowledgment  was  owned  by  y*"  woman  to  be 
volentery  and  freely  don  before  me  EPENETUS  PLATT  justis 
of  y^  peace. 

This  Bill  of  sale  is  a  true  coppy  compared  with  y^  origi- 
nall  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk.  Feb.  27,  i68f. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  185-6.) 


[DEED.     THOMAS  iMARTIN  TO  THOMAS 
SCIDMORE.] 

[1684,  Feb.  12.] 

This  Indenture  Made  y^  twelfe  day  of  febraware  in  y^ 
thirtie  six  yeer  ot  y"  Raine  of  our  sov'  Lord  Charls  the  sec- 
ond &  in  y®  yeer  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred 
eaightie  fowr  five  Between  Thomas  martin  of  Crabmedow 
neck  w*''  in  y""  bounds  of  huntington  upon  long  Island  in  y* 
Counte  of  Suffoke  and  provaince  of  new  yourke  in  Ameri- 
cae  husbandman  of  y^  one  partie  &  Thomas  Scidmore  of  y" 
same  place  in  y*"  counte  and  province  a  fore  said  of  y''  other 
Partie  Wittneseth  that  for  divers  good  considerations  mov- 
ing mee  their  unto  have  barganed  sould  asighned  (St  made 
over  and  doe  by  these  p'^sents  Bargaine  allinate  estrange 
and  make  over  from  mee  my  heirs  exseceters  Adminestra- 
tors  and  Asighnes  all  my  Right  tittle  &  intrest  in  and  too  A 
sertaine  p'sell  of  medoe  land  containing  three  quarters  of 
an  acker  or  neer  there  abouts.  Butting  and  bounding  as 
speecified  Bounded  one  y''  east  side  w"'  A  small  Creeke  on 
y*"  north  or  norewest  w"'  y'"  hieway,  high  way  w*''  A  small 
slow  where  y*^  tide  coms  up  :  on  y"^  south  side  wth  A  small 


382  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Creeke  I  say  this  Parcell  of  meddow  Land  w'^  all  it  Rights 
and  Priveleges  acording  to  its  denomination  bee  it  more  or 
lesse  for  &  in  consideration  of  y^  sum  of  twentie  five  shil- 
lings in  hand  Paid  before  the  ensealling  &  delivering  heer 
of  wherein  and  where  of  I  y*"  sd.  Thomas  marten  doe  Ac. 
knowledge  my  self  too  bee  fully  satisfied,  contented  and 
Paid  by  y^  afore  sd  Thomas  Scidmore,  for  which  I  the  said 
Thomas  martin  have  granted  sould  Alinated  and  Confirmed 
&  by  these  p'sents,  doe  confirm  from  mee  my  heirs  exseke- 
ters  administrators  &  asigncs  unto  Thomas  Scidmore  his 
heiars  exsecketers  administrators  and  Asighens  to  have  and 
to  hold  for  ever  y"  afore  sd.  p'mises  and  y''  sd  Thomas 
martin  lor  him  self  his  heairs  &  a  sighns  doth  warant  my 
self  to  bee  y*^  Lawfull  owner  of  y*"  afore  mentioned  p'mises. 
And  y*"  said  Thomas  Scidmore  his  heairs  exseckters  Ad- 
minestraters  or  Asighns  shall  or  may  by  force  &  vertue  of 
these  presents  from  time  to  time  cSt  att  all  time  for  ever 
Lawfully  Peacably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  ocupie  posses 
aud  enjoe  y"  same  cleerly  Aquitted  and  discharged  of  and 
from  all  gifts,  grants  Leasses  morgages,  jointurs  dowreis, 
tittles  of  dowreis  judgments  exsecutions,  entaiils  and  from 
all  other  tittles,  troubles  and  incombrances  what  soe  ever 
had  made  or  committed  by  y''  said  Thomas  martin  or  by  any 
other  Person  or  persons  whatsoever  Lawfully  Claiming 
from  or  under  him  y''  said  Thomas  martin  or  by  his  means 
assent  or  procurement  and  doe  warant  to  defend  for  ever 
y^  a  fore  sd.  pmeses  onely  Reserving  the  in  trest  of  his 
Ryall  heiness  y'"  Duke  of  yorke  in  witnesse  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  hand  and  scale  the  day  &  yeer  first  above 
written. 

Witnese  The  mark  of  X 

Jeremiah  wood  Thomas  martin 
hisXmarke  The  mark  of  X 

James  Smith  Mary  martin 
May  y''  6"'  1686 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  383 

This  above  written  obl3'gation  was  acknowleged  before 
mee  this  ii  of  Aprill  1686 

Epenetus  Platt 
Justice  of  peace 
[Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  131.) 

Recorded. 
The  Bill  of  salle  on  y''  other  side  Relatting  to  Thomas  mar- 
tin and  Thomas  scidmore  is  a  true  Coppy  Comparied  with 
y''  origanall  p  mee  Isaac  Platt 

Rec^ 
[Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  132.) 


[NOKES  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1684,  Feb.  15.] 

John  nocks  sunn  ot  waiter  noakes  was  borne  the  23  of 
Aprill  1672.  Thomas  nocks  was  borne  15"'  of  march  i6!J|. 
Walter  nocks  was  borne  y*^  26"'  of  septembar  in  y*-'  yeer  of 
our  lord  1676. 

Isaac    noacks    was    borne    15^''    of    September    1678.     sara 
nocks  daughter  of  waiter   nocks    was    borne    the    12"'    of 
Aprill  in  y'^yeer  1681  Rachell  nocks  borne  y"  15*''  of  febur- 
wary  in  y*^  yeer  i6||^. 
[Surveys,  p.  150.) 


[THE  TURK'S  RATE.*] 
[1684,  Feb.   16.J 

The  Turks  Ratte. 
Agreed    apone :  by  us  hos    names   ar    underrittcn    that 

[*The  "Turks  Rate"  was  a  term  used  to  denote  a  tax  levied 
by  the  British  Government  to  provide  funds  for  ransoming 
prisoners  taken  by  Algierian  pirates  in  the  Mediterranean  Sea 
and  other  waters. — C.  R.  S.] 


384 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS, 


thos  men  how  war  bee  hind  of  the  payment  of  the  :  turkes 
mony  :  ar  now  to  pay  the  remaindar  in  Speshy  and  prise 
foil  being  that  is  to  say  : 

good   marchantabell :  wintar  whet   at :  4  p  bus  :  11. 
good    marchantabell    somar   whet   at :   3  :    6 :    per   bus :  11 
good  merchantabell  Indian  Corne  at ;  2  :    p.  bus:  11. 

good  merchantabell  pork  at  2'' :  p  pound 

good  long  whall  bone  at :  6^:  p  pound 

febeuary  16"' 


i68| 


Isaac  Platt 
Epenetus  Platt 
James  Smith 
Abiel  Titus 
The  names  of  thos  men  y*  are  behind  of  the  turks  Ratte  : 
it  com  to  2d  upon  y''  hundred  to  be  paid  as  within  written 

hundred 
3 


Sam.  Wood 
Rich.  Williams 
Walter  Noack 
John  Go  Idin 
Captt.    Baily 
John  Brush 

{File  No.  10.; 


[ACCOUNT  OF  WOLVES  KILLED.] 

[1684.] 

Suffolk 

Dr  to  Huntington 
To  eleven  wolves  and  fower  Indian  wolves 
To  John  Weeks  lor  a  Jernne  to  Hum  sted 
To  Joseph  Whittmen  .... 

To  Epenettus  Platt  for  expencs 
To  Jonathan  Scudder  for  friet 
To  James  Wood  as  Committee 
To  y*"  warrant  to  Jonas  Wood 
To  y"  treseur  for  collecting  the  summe 


.  18 

06 

0 

00 

07 

0 

.  01 

1 1 

0 

00 

06 

9 

00 

09 

0 

02 

09 

0 

00 

02 

b 

02 

06 

6 

25 

17 

9 

HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 


J'^D 


An  Anount  arisen  in  Huntington  in  y'  County  of  Suffolk. 
I  wolfe  killed  by  Thomas  Higby  y'=  i8"'  of  novembcr  1684. 

1  (one)  wolfe  killed  by  Richard  Soopper  and  Edward  Mig- 
by:  y'^  2^  of  des'  1684 

5  (five)  wolves  killed  by  Edward  Higby  ;  at  desenV  y*^^  3'' 
one  ;  January  y*"  21  three,  septemb""  y''  19  one  1685. 

2  (two)  wolves  killed  by  timothy  Conkling  and  brought  to 
me  y''  22''  of  desembr  1684  and  y*"  24"'  of  March,  after. 

1  Richard  Sopper  killed  one  Wolfe  and  brought  v  head, 
feb.  y"  2o">  i68-f 

2  Jeremiah  Smith  one  wolfe  y"  19^''  of  Sep.  1685  :  the  other 
was  a  yong  wolf  killed  bv  an  Indian. 

2  John  Wicks  two  young  wolves  killed,  Indeans,  Jan  .  30; 
and  oct  y''  5"' 

I  James  Smith  one  young  wolf,  killed  by  an  Indcan  :  called 
Amphery,  October  21  :   1685. 

for  John  wicks  going  to  hempsted  to  pylot  a  man  w  hich 
had  Letters  for  y'  Govenour  Sept.  y''  7"'  8"'  for  u  hich  he 
demands  o  ;  7  :  o  : 

for  going  to  Setalket  to  carr)-  our  voats  for  chusing  esem- 
bly  men  upon  ye  18"'  of  Sept.  1685. 

for  Joseph  Whitman  Grand  Juriman  for  ye  towne  ul  Hun- 
tington at  South  hempsted  Court  Last  y''  march. 
The  valuation  of  y''  estates  of  Huntington  is  6298'"   16'  8** 
Huntington  Novembr  y''  7*''  1685  ;  by  order  of  ye  town  of 
Huntington. 

John  Corey  Gierke, 
for  ye  Comitty  now  sitting  at  South  hold  for  y''  County  of 
Suffolk. 

{File  No.  7.) 


[SAMMIS  FAMILY  RECORD.]  , 
[1684,  March  14.] 

John  Samissonn  of  John  Samis  was  borne  y*  13*'^  of  sep- 
tembar  in  y^  yeer  1673, 


386  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Silus  samis  sonn  of  John  Sam  is  was  borne    y*"  2'^  of  novem- 

bar  in  y'  yeer  1676 

deberah  Samis  daughter  of  John  Samis  was  borne  y*"  13*'' 

of  Novembar  1678. 

david  Samis  sonn  of  John  Samis  was  borne  y*  4*^  of  ock- 

tobar  in  y''  yeer  1681. 

Isaac  Samis  sonn  of  John  Samis  was  borne  y''  14""  day  of 

March  i6|| 

(Siti^ceya,  p.  \&'L) 


[MARY  SIMPSON  TO  SARAH  SOPER.] 

[1684,  March  15.] 

know  all  whome  it  may  concerne  v'  I  mary  simson  do  ac- 
knowledg  y'  in  y^  time  of  my  widdowhood  in  huntington 
when  I  had  knowledge  y'  I  had  a  rite  in  Crabmedow  farmes 
in  huntington  bounds  I  went  to  my  daughter  Sarah  Soper 
and  bequathed  all  my  Right  in  y*"  sd.  farme  to  her  to  keep 
for  her  son  Richard  soper  when  he  come  of  age. 
Huntington  ^^  "'"'^«'  "^ 

March  y"  15*''  i68|  MARY  X  SIMSON 

witnes 

J""  Corey 

Richard  Bott. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y'^  originall  p  me  John  Corey. 

Clerk 
March  y'  15.  i68f 
{Court  Records,  p.  iQQ.) 


[COURT  RECORD.] 

[1684,  March  21.] 
Whereas  Katrine    Jones  of  Huntington  did  peticion  this 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  387 

Court  of  sessions  now  sitting  this  21*'  of  march  168 J  at 
South  hampton  :  y'  she  may  Injoy  the  Estate  of  Moses 
Scudder  deceased,  for  her  Comfortable  subsistance  y''  Court 
haveing  Considered  y^  same  doe  order  &determin  y'  y^'sd. 
Widow  Jones  shall  ijuiatly  Injoy  all  y^  Estate  In  her  pos- 
session, or  y*  y®  said  Moses  Scudder  with  his  said  mother 
died  possessed  of  to  In  joy  as  afore  sd.  dureing  her  life  & 
at  her  decease  ;  to  Returne  to  y*"  heires  according  to  Law  : 
unlesse  y*"  children  can  agree  with  her  upon  other  termes 
to  her  satisfaction,  which  granted,  giveing  in  securety  to 
Law 

p  order  of  Court  p  John  howell ;  Junr:  Clarke. 
y®  Charge  arising  in  refference  to  y''  premises  is  fifteen 
shillings  in  mony.  J.  H. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y^  originall  Compared  by  me  John 
Corey,  Clarke. 

( Court  Records,  p.  367.) 


[COURT  RECORD.     A  GRAND  JURY  CHOSEN.] 

[1684,  March  22.] 

Itt  is  ordered  by  this  Courte  of  sessions*  holden  for  y® 
County  of  Suffolk  now  sitting  in  Southampton  this  22''' 
day  of  Maixh  i68f  as  followeth,  that  there  shall  bee  a 
grand  Jury  Chosen  (viz^^)  three  substantiall  faitfull  men 
In  each  Respective  towne  in  this  County  to  be  Chosen  by 
the  Majority  of  y''  free  holders  of  every  towne  to  make  a 
true  presentment  acording  to  Law  of  all  missdemeaners 
that  shall   be   Committed   in   there   townes   Respectively 

[*At  the  Assembly  held  the  previous  October,  (1683)  the  di- 
vision of  the  province  into  ridings  was  abolished  and  twelve 
counties  were  established,  among  them  Suffolk.  This  was,  I 
think,  the  first  court  held  in  this  County  under  the  new  order 
of  things.— C.  R.  S.] 


388  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Dureing-  there  office  of  grand  Jur3'men  (viz'*)  swareing 
profanes,  Sabeth  Breaking,  Drunkeness,  fornication  Adul- 
tery and  all  such  abomniable  sins  and  the  said  jurymen 
be  sworne  to  there  office  by  the  next  Justice  off  the  Peace. 

By  the  Courte, 

John  -Howell,  Clarke. 
To  y*"  grand  Jurymen  of  y® 
towne  of  Huntington 
{Court  Bee.  p.  369.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  BETTS  TO  EDWARD  HIGBEE.] 

[1684,  March  29.] 

To  all  Expian  peopel  to  whome  these  p'sents  writing 
shall  come  I  John  Beets  of  huntington  upon  long  Island 
within  y^  County  of  Sufolk  husband  and  abigal  my  wife 
have  for  divers  good  causes  &  considerations  as  these 
p'scnt  witnesseth  know  y*  y*  we  John  Beets  &  abigall  my 
wife  doth  for  and  in  consideration  of  a  marriage  y'  have 
been  made  and  sollomnized  between  Edward  higby  of  y® 
one  party  &  abigal  adams  of  y"  other  part  my  daughter  in 
Law  have  given  granted  and  doe  by  these  p''sents  give  and 
grant  and  make  over  from  us  our  heirs  executors,  adminis- 
trators &  asignes  unto  our  son  in  Law  Edward  Higby  of 
huntington  on  Long  Island  within  y*"  County  of  Suffolk 
afore  sd.  husband  man  The  south  west  end  of  my  home 
situat  and  lying  in  huntington  afore  sd.  Containing  two 
acres  be  it  more  or  lesse  now  in  y*^  possesion  of  y''  sd.  hig- 
by bounded  on  y^  east  side  with  y''  high  way  y*^  was  for- 
merly a  mill  pond  and  y*"  south  west  end  y''  hiway  y  west 
or  norwest  y^  highway  y*  Leads  to  y"  west  feild  or  har- 
bour y"  north  end  with  my  home  lot  we  say  all  &  singluer 
y^  sd.  land  and  fence  before  specefied  we  doe  by  these 
p''sents  elinate  and  estrange  from  us  our   heirs,   executors, 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  389 

administrators  &  asignes  unto  Edward  higby  his  heirs  ex- 
ecutors admynistrators  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold 
for  ever  in  witnesse  where  of  wee  have  here  unto  sot  our 
hand  &  seal  this  29"'  of  March  in  y"  36  year  of  his  maj"*' 
Raine  and  in  y**  yeare  of  our  Lord  1684. 
signed  sealed  &  dd.  John  Beets. 

in  y"^  p'sents  of 

J  DUX  Corey 
Epenetus  Platt 

huntington  Suffolke,  appeared  before  me  this  7"' of  Aprill 
1684  Jn"  beets  and  acknowledged  y'  above  Instrument  to 
be  his  act  and  deed.  Isack  Arnold 

Justes. 

a  true  Coppy  by  me  John  Corey,  Clark 
Aprill  9,  1684. 
{Deech,  Vol.  1,  p.  167.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1684,  April;,] 

at  a  town  meeting  Legally  warned  and  being  so  met  this 
7""  of  Aprill  1684.  The  day  afore  said  Mr  Epenetus  jjlatt 
chosen  tresurer. 

The  day  above  said  Jonathan  Scudder  chosen  collecter 
for  this  present  year.  Also  it  was  voated  by  y'  major  part 
of  y*^  town  Capt.  thomas  fleet,  Thomas  powell,  Thomas 
Whitson,  for  Comiciners  for  this  present  year.* 

further  more  y*^  day  above  said  abiell  titus  was  chosen 
Constable  for  this  present  year. 

[*A  Town  Court  had  been  created  which  was  to  be  held  by 
three  commissioners.  These  men  refused  to  take  the  oath  as 
such  commissioners.  This  office  was  short  lived,  as  it  did  not 
meet  with  public  approval. — C.  R.  S.] 


390  HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS. 

Upon  consideration  that  y^  said  Thomas  fleet  and  thomas 
powel :  and  thomas  Whitson  are  not  willing  to  take  y®  oath 
according  to  Law.  therefor  y^  town  have  preseeded  y* 
day  above  sd.  to  a  new  choyce  and  by  y^  major  part  of  y® 
voate 

Isaac  plat  ) 

Epenetus  plat     >  Comisioners 

and  John  Corey  ) 

the  day  above  sd.  it  was  voated  by  y®  major  part  of  y' 
voats  that  Joseph  Whitman,  thomas  wicks  and  James  Smith 
shall  sarve  as  grand  jury  men  for  this  present  year. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  \, p.l1&.) 


[JOHN  FINCH  TO  EDWARD  HIGBEE.] 

[1684,  April  18.] 

At  y^  Request  of  Edward  Higby  this  Eighteenth  of 
Aprill  1684  thomas  whitson  and  Martha  his  wife,  doth  de- 
clare y*  John  finch  sen"^  did  som  time  in  October  last  goe 
into  his  lot  then  sold  unto  Edward  higby  :  and  gave  y"  sd. 
Edward  higby  possession  by  braking  a  twig  and  diging  a 
turf e  :  and  delivering  y*'  turfe  and  twig*  to  y''  sd.  higby  and 
sd.  by  vartue  of  this  I  give  you  possion  of  this  my  lot  and 
all  y*^  medow  and  out  Land  belonging  to  it. 

John  Corey,  Clerk. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  166.) 

[*The  delivery  of  land  upon  a  sale  "by  turfe  and  twig"  was  a 
a  custom  derived  from  England,  where  it  had  prevailed  from  a 
very  remote  period,  and  before  written  records  of  conveyances 
were  made.  The  mode  of  delivery  is  in  this  conveyance  very 
plainly  stated. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  391 

[DEED.     THOMAS  FLEET  Sen.  TO  JOHN 
SAMMIS.] 

[1684,  May  20.] 

John  Samis. 
Where  as  there  is  a  certain  parcell  of  swawp  or  bogey 
medow  lying  in  this  town  of  huntington  comonly  caled 
and  known  by  y*^  name  of  y*"  old  mill  pond  where  in  most 
of  )•'■  freeholders  had  formerly  a  Rite  therin  and  did  agree 
to  lay  it  out  into  four  quarters  so  y^  every  of  y*^  proprietors 
had  knowledg  in  which  of  y''  quarters  his  proportion  lay 
&  y*^  said  s-wamp  or  bogey  medow  is  layed  out  in  to  foure 
quarters  to  Run  East  and  west  so  y'  y*^  quarto  next  y''  mill 
dam  may  be  call  y*"  first  quarter  and  y'  quarter  which 
lyeth  next  to  Epenetus  plats  hous  lots  &  Tho  wicks  his 
pastuer  may  be  called  y''  fourth  &  last  quarter- — Wherefore 
know  all  whom  these  may  consern  that  I  Thomas  fleet 
sen''  having  a  four  hundred  pound  Rite  there  in  by  vartue 
of  my  accommondation,  in  y'  fore  sd.  bogey  medow  and 
have  also  made  lawful!  purchas  of  severall  persons  shares 
there  in  namly  of  Samuel  wood  his  three  hundred  pound 
Rite  of  Thomas  powell  his  three  hundred  pound  Right :  of 
Thomas  Whitson  his  two  hundred  pound  Rite  :  of  John 
finch  sen""  his  fower  hundred  pound  Rite :  also  of  Richard 
White  severall  shars  which  he  purched  :  namely  of  John 
Corey  his  two  hundred  pound  Rite :  of  Joseph  wood  his 
two  hundred  pound  Rite :  of  Jonathan  Rogers  his  five 
hundred  &  fifty  pound  Rite  :  all  which  Rite  &  shares  are 
lying  in  y''  second  quarter  except  v'  four  hundred  bought 
of  John  finch  afore  sd.  which  lyeth  in  v''  first  quarter  of  y® 
afore  sd.  bogey  medow  ;  which  first  quarter  lyeth  next  y' 
mil  dam  afore  said  This  writing  further  witneseth  to  all 
whom  it  may  consern  y*  I  Thomas  fleet  sen"^  of  huntington 
in  y*  county  of  Suffolk  Merchant  have  barganed  sold  «S: 
made  over  unto  John    Sammis  of   y*  above   sd.  town   & 


392  HUXTINCxTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

county  all  my  Right  title  &  intrust  y'  I  have  in  all  and 
every  of  3'*^  fore  sd.  Rite  &  shares  of  old  mil  pond  swamp 
or  bogey  medow  lor  a  Reasonable  consideration  alredy, 
Receaived  in  hand  where  of  &  where  with  I  am  fully  con- 
tented &  payed  :  And  doe  by  these  p'sents  bargan  sell 
estrange  and  make  over  all  my  Rite  title  and  intrust  y*  I 
have  in  and  to  all  &  every  part  &  parcell  of  my  Rights  and 
shares  afore  mentioned  in  y*  fore  sd.  old  mill  pond  swamp 
or  bogey  medow  from  me  my  heirs  executors,  administra- 
tors &  assignes  unto  John  Sammis  afore  sd.  him  his  heirs 
executors  administrators  &  assignes  To  have  and  to  hold 
to  use  &  improve  and  peacably  to  injoy  without  lett  or 
mollestation  for  ever.  And  further  I  y''  afore  said  Thomas 
fleet  sen''  doe  Ingage  my  selfe  my  heirs  executors  adminis- 
trators &  asignes  to  save  harmlesse  &  indemnefied  y''  fore 
sd.  John  Sammis  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
assignes  from  any  person  or  persons  who  may  or  shall  lay 
at  any  time  any  Just  &  lawfuU  claim  to  any  part  or  parcell 
of  V''  fore  mentioned  Rites  or  shares  of  y''  fore  sd.  old  mill 
pond  swamp  or  bogey  medow  And  for  y*"  perf ormence  and 
confirmation  of  all  &  every  of  y'"  perticulers  afore  sd.  I 
have  here  unto  set  my  hand  &  seal  this  twentyeth  of  may 
In  y"^  year  of  our  Lord  1684  Thomas  fleet,  signed  sealed 
and  delivered  in  y^  p'sents  of  John  Corey  : 

And  y'' marke  of   Walter  xNoAKS 

This  is  a  true    Coppy  Compared  with  y*"  originall  p  me 
John  Corey  dark. 

May  y  twenty  ninth  1684. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p,  169.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     THE  INDIANS  TO  PAY 

RENT.] 

[1684,  June  23.] 
At  a  town  meeting  legaly  warned  by  y®  constable  y^  2^^ 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  393 

of  June  and  y"  meeting  held  y"  26"'  of  June  abov.  sd.  1684. 
The  first  thing-  that  was  voted  y''  day  abov  sd  was  publak 
Red  the  second  thing  was  voated  y''  day  abov  sd.  was  that 
there  should  be  a  collector  to  gather  all  Rates  that  is  to  say 
y''  County  Rate  ye  ministers  fifty  pound  a  year  and  all 
towne  Rats  :  for  this  present  year  ensewing  the  third  thing 
was  voated  y''  day  above  said  Jonathan  Scudder  was  chosen 
by  y'^  major  voat  to  be  Collector  for  this  ensewing  year. 
The  fourth  thing  y'  was  voted  y''  day  above  sd  :  Mr  Wood, 
Isack  platt  Thomas  powell  &  John  Corey  to  discourse  with 
y*^  Indians  about  their  setling  on  our  Land  :  And  to  give 
them  order  to  Remove  or  give  some  smallc  Rent  as  ac- 
knowledgment as  y''  shall  (see)  fit  for  so  Long  time  as  you 
shall  allow  him  provided  y'  hee  take  up  no  more  Land. 
y*"  fifth  thing  y'^  day  above  sd  it  was  voted  ar.d  granted  y' 
Jonathan  Scudder  shall  take  up  six  acres  of  Land  towards 
his  division  it  lying  not  fare  from  y*"  wigwam  swamp  and 
fronting  towards  y''  claft.  if  it  do  not  prejudish  highways 
or  watering  places. 

y'^  sixth  thing  voted  it  was  voated  y''  day  abov.  sd.  that 
Benjamin  Scrivenir  shall  have  three  acres  of  Land  for  a 
home  Lot.  And  Libei-ty  for  his  Cattell  on  ye  Commons 
provided  y'  he  live  ten  years  in  y''  town  and  follow  ye  trade 
of  weveing  for  y'"  inhabitants  of  huntington  y''  sd.  Land  is 
lying  on  y''  north  sid  of  y''  Cart  way  Leading  to  hempsted 
at  y''  discression  of  y''  layers  out. 

But  in  case  he  Remove  out  of  ye  town  before  y*"  ten  years 
abov.  sd  be  expired  then  this  to  belong  to  y""  town  again 
but  if  he  did  inhabit  in  this  town  before  y^'  ten  years  bee 
expired  then  y'"  above  sd  Land  and  priveledge  shall  belong 
to  his  heirs  forever. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  129.) 


394  HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS. 

[QUIT  CLAIM.      THOMAS  SMITH  AND  OTHERS 
TO  THOMAS  BRUSH.] 

[1684,  June  25.] 

Whereas  our  ffather  William  Smith  now  deceased,  former- 
ly of  Huntington  did  sell  alienate  &  make  over  his  hous  & 
lands  with  all  preveledges  &  apurtnences  there  unto  be- 
longing- unto  Thomas  Brush  of  y*'  sd.  place  &  Receaved  pay 
for  it  of  y*  sd  Thomas  Brush  :  we  y^  natural  born  children 
of  y®  said  William  Smith  doe  bind  &  ingage  &  for  our 
selves  &  assignes  covenent  &  promise  not  to  molest  or  des- 
turb  y''  fore  sd.  Thomas  Brush  his  heirs  or  assignes  in  y® 
quiat  &  peacable  possession  of  y*  said  lands  bought  by 
Thomas  Brush  of  our  deseased  father  as  afore  sd.  That  is 
our  act  we  testifie  by  our  subscribing  our  hands  this  25*^ 
day  of  June  Ano  domini  1684. 

his  marfc 

Thomas  X  Smith 
Joseph  Smith 

NEHEMIAH  SmITH 

WAIT  Smith. 
subscribed  before  us 

DAN^^i^  DENTON 

Joseph  Smith  Ju" 

this  is  a  true  coppey  of  ye  original  y®  27  of  June 
1684. 

John  Corey  Clarke. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  99.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1684,  June  26.] 

June  y*  26*^  1684,  att  a  town  meetting  it  was  granted  y* 
Thomas  Brush  should  have  six  ackars  of  land  in  y^  west 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  395 

neck  att  A  deep  hollow  neer  his  other  lind  formerly  granted: 
y''  wch.  Land  was  Laid  out  by  Samuell  titus  servaer  tortie 
fowr  Rods  one  way  and  twentie  too  Rods  y''  other  way. 

p  mee  Isaac  Piatt 

Clarke. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  87.) 

[SCRIVENER  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1684,  June.] 

Benjmin  Serif ner  sonn  of  Benjiman  Serif ner  of  hunting- 
ton  was  borne  y*^  12"'  of  may  in  y*^  yeer  of  our  Lord  1682 

John  Scrifner  sonn  of  Benjamin  scrifner  was  borne  The 
tenth  of  June  in  y''  yeer  1684. 
{Surveys,  p.  164.) 


[DEED.     BENJAMIN  SMITH  TO  JOHN  BRUSH.] 

[1684,  June  28.] 

The  Records  of  y^  Lands  &  medows  of  John  Brush. 

This  deed  Bearing  date  this  28"'  day  of  June  in  y"'  year 
of  our  Lord  Christ  1684  in  y''  36"'  yeare  of  y"  Reighn  of  our 
sovereigne  Lord  Charles  the  second  by  y''  grace  of  god  of 
England,  Scotland  france  and  Ireland,  King  defender  of  y*^ 
faith  &c.  Witneseth  y'  I  Benjamen  Smith,  of  milford  in  y^ 
County  of  new  haven  in  y''  CoUony  of  Conecticut  in  new 
England,  ffor  and  in  consideration  of  full  sattislaction  in 
hand  alredy  Receaived  have  given  granted  Barganed  and 
sould  And  By  these  presents,  doe  give  grant  bargan 
and  sell  unto  John  Brush  of  Huntington  in  y"  County  of 
Suffolk  upon  Long  Island  a  cartaine  accomondation  of 
Land,  being  a  two  hundred  pound  alotment  Lying  in  y* 


396  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

afore  sd.  town  of  Huntington,  and  formerly  in  y®  possession 
and  belonging  to  me  and  now  in  y*^  possession  of  y*^  afore 
sd.  J""  Brush.  The  home  lot  containing  about  four  acres  of 
Land  be  it  more  or  less  :  Being  bounded  with  y'^  street  or 
high  way  south  :  Jo"  Samons  his  lot  north  Walter  Nokes 
his  Lot  East  and  Tho.  brush  his  Land  west  And  one  percell 
of  medow  upon  a  neck  called  Naguntatoge  containing  four 
acres  be  it  more  or  less  bounded  east  with  y^  passonage 
medow  and  west  with  y*^  medow  of  Thomas  brush  and  y^ 
Avood  land  north  and  y'^  sound  south  also  four  acres  of 
medow  more  or  less  on  y®  east  neck  all  which  fore  men- 
tioned Land  and  medow  together  with  y^  priveledges  and 
Appurtinances  thene  unto  belonging  with  all  diyitions  of 
land  y*  formerly  hath  doth  or  here  after  may  belong  to  y^ 
sd.  accommondations  y"  sd.  John  brush  is  to  have  and  to 
hold  to  him  his  heirs  and  assignes  for  ever  and  further  I 
y"  sd.  Benjamen  Smith  doe  for  me  my  heirs  executors  & 
administrators  covenent  to  &  with  y''  sd.  John  Brush  his 
heirs  &  asignes  y*  he  y*"  sd.  Jn°  Brush  his  heirs  execut.  ad- 
ministrators &  asignes  shall  quiatly  &  peacably  possess 
hold  and  Injoy  all  &  singular  y®  fore  sd.  accomondations 
with  all  y"  divisions  priviledges  and  appurtenances,  there 
unto  belonging  for  ever  with  out  an}-  Let  or  molestation 
from  any  person  or  persons  what  so  ever  y*  shall  Lay  any 
Leagal  Claime  there  unto  or  any  part  there  of  In  witnesse 
where  of  I  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  seal  y''  day  & 
yeare  first  above  written. 

signed,  sealed  And  Benjamin  Smith 

dellivered  In  y*  p''sents  of  us. 

John  Beard 

Sam"  Eells. 

The  a  bove  written  deed  of  sale  was  acknowledged  by 
y*  above  sd  Benjamin  Smith  to  be  his  act  &  deed  And 
Sarah  Smith  y'^  wife  of  y*  sd  Benjamin  Smith  did  freely 
with  out  Either  treating  or  flattery  given  her  free  and  full 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  •     397 

consent  there  unto  cS:  set  her  hand  here  unto  this  28"*  of 
June  1684.  Sarah  Smith. 

before  me  John  Bkard,  Comm,  in  MiHord 
y'"  above  said  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y''  Original  1  l)v  me  John 
Corey  Clerk. 

July  y'"  17  1684. 
[Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  173.) 


[LANDS  OF  JONATHAN  SCUDDER.] 

[No  Date.] 

The  Records  of  y''  lands  of  Jonathan  Scudder. 

six  acars  of  land   at    Crab    medow   joyning-    to   Edward 
Bunch  on  y'^  north.     The  land  of  Thomas  Brush  on  y"  east 
and  six  acars  more  joyning  to  y''  south  side  and   west   end 
of  his  fore  mentioned  land. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  95.) 


[GREEN  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1684.     Aug.  24.] 

John  Green  son  of  John  Green  was  borne  y''  30"'  of  June 
in  y®  yeer  1675. 

Elizabeth  green  was  borne  y'^  15  of  august  1677. 

Thomas  Green  was  borne  y*"  16"'  of  february  167! 

William  Green  was  borne  y'"    r"   of   march    in    y"^   yeer 
i6|i. 

Ame  Green  daughter  of  John  Green  was  borne   y""   24"* 
of  August  in  y^  yeer  1684. 
(Survey,  p.  150.) 


398  HUNTINGTUN    TUWN    RECORDS. 

[DEED.     JOSIAH  JONES  TO  BENJAMIN 
SCRIVENER.] 

[1684,  Aug.  29.] 

Benjamen  Scriveners  Record  of  Land. 

Know  all  men  whom  these  p'sents  may  consern:  y'  I  Jo- 
siah  Jones  01  Huntington  in  y'^  county  of  Suffolk  on  Long 
Island  in  New  York  shire,  have  for  a  valuable  considera- 
tion bargan  and  sold  and  made  over  unto  Benjamen  Scriv- 
ener wever  of  y''  above  sd.  town  &  County  my  hous  &  lot 
lying  and  being  in  huntington  afore  sd.  being  formerly  by 
y*"  town  granted  unto  me  to  gether  with  y*^  denomination 
of  one  hundred  pound  commondege  and  Right  of  upland 
even  all  y"  Rights  and  priveledges  granted  &  given  me  by 
y«  town  of  huntington  for  all  which  I  have  Received  full 
satisfaction  in  hand  where  of  &  where  with  I  am  fully  sat- 
isfied contented  and  payed  I  say  I  y''  above  sd.  Josiah 
Jones  do  by  the  p'"sents  bargan  sell  estrange  &  make  over 
from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators  or  asignes  my 
hous  Lot  afore  said  Liying  on  y''  south  sid  of  hempsted 
path  &  joyning  to  y''  west  side  of  y*"  Lot  formerly  granted 
to  Johanas  Rase  which  now  belongeth  to  y'^  town  againe 
together  with  all  Rits  &  p'^veledge  y'  now  doth  or  here- 
after may  or  shall  any  way  there  unto  be  long,  unto  Ben- 
jaman  Scrivener  above  said  him  his  heirs  executors,  admin- 
istrators or  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  to  use  and  improve 
and  quiatly  to  possesse  and  Injoy  ffor  ever:  with  out  any 
Let  or  molestation  by  me  or  any  meanes  of  myne  And  fur- 
ther I  y"  above  sd.  Josiah  Jones  doe  Ingadge  in  behalf  of 
my  selfe  my  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assigns  to 
bare  harmlcsse  and  indamnefie  y''  fore  sd.  Benjaman  Scriv- 
ener him  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assigns 
from  any  person  or  persons  who  shall  or  may  Lay  and  just 
or  Lawfull  claime  to  any  part  or  p'sell  of  y'  afore  sd.  Lands 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  399 

Or  p'veledgs  :  as  witnesse  my   hand  and   seal  this   29'''   of 
Augcst  and  in  y®  year  of  our  Lord  1684 

JosiAii  Jones. 
signed,  sealed  and  delivered 
in  y*'  p''sents  of 
y*^  mark  of 
Henry  x  Soper 
John  Corey  ;  Clerk. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y*^  originall  by  me  John  Corey, 
Sept.  16  1684.  Clerk. 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  175.) 


[ESTABLISHING  THE  BOUNDARY  WITH 
OYSTER  BAY.] 

[1684,  Oct.  4.J 

October  y''  4:  1684 
Whereas  we  have  Received  some  lines  under  hand  from 
Cap*^  Thomas  Townsend  of  Oyster  Bay  to  send  men  to  Run 
y'^  line  between  Huntington  &  Oysterbay  y*^  9"' of  y*^  above 
S**.  Accordingly  the  Commsioners  Namely  Isack  plat- 
Epenetus  p'.at  and  John  Corey  have  In  y*"  town  of  Hun 
tingtons  behalfe  made  Choyse  of  Thomas  powel  and  abiel 
titus  to  run  y'  Line :   with  them  y*^  9"'  of  the  abov  sd 

John  Corey,  Clerk. 
The   Comis.r   choyce  of    those    2    men    above   s''    namely 
thomas  powell  and  abiel  titus  to  run  y'  line  abov.  sd.  they 
are  excepted  of  and  confirmed  by  cleer  voat  in  town  meet- 
ing October  28,  1684  J.  Corey  Clerk. 

Thes  may  sertefie  to  all  people  who  are  any  wise  conserned 
y*  whereas  Thomas  Townsen  Nathinel  Cobles  &  John 
wilks  :  being  appointed  by  y*"  town  of  oyster  bay  for  to  run 
y^  line  of  division  between  oysterbay  &  huntington.     And 


400  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

y"  fore  s'^  inhabitants  of  huntington  have  Chosen  to  run  y^ 
fore  s'*  line  of  division  betwixt  them  &  oyster  bay  and  have 
chosen  &  empowered  Thomas  powel  &  abiel  Titus  in  y'' 
behalf  of  ye  fore  sd  town  to  run  y°  fore  s*^  line,  viz  wee  the 
above  sd.  do  agree  to  begin  at  y''  head  of  y''  Cold  Spring 
river  at  a  white  oake  tree  with  H.  marked  on  one  side  and 
O.  on  y''  other  side :  And  from  thence  to  a  white  oake  on 
y''  same  side  of  huntington  cart  path  unto  y®  plains  which 
is  on  y®  west  side  of  y*"  flow  of  water  y*  ye  fore  sd  cart  path 
goes  threw  &  so  runs  south  as  neere  as  we  could  marking 
trees  with  O  &  H.  untill  we  come  *  "»  *  unto  y"  mid- 
del  of  ye  Island  as  neere  as  we  could  perseive  or  under- 
stand and  this  afore  sd.  line  Run  by  these  men  as  inhabi- 
tants of  boath  towns  being  fully  im powered  by  y"  a  fore  s'' 
towns  for  a  perpetuall  line  of  division  to  Remain  so  to 
them  and  their  heirs  for  ever  :  this  line  run  y''  ninth  of 
Augoust  1684.  and  upon  ye  29*^  of  October  ensewing  as 
witness  our  hands.  Thomas  Townsend.  Nathaniell 
Cobles,  John  wickes  :  for  oysterbay. 
Thomas  rowell,  Abiel  Titus  for  Huntington.* 

p  John  Corey,  Rec'' 
[File  No.  — .  Tow7i  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  130.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 
[1684,  Oct,  28.] 

The  28'*"  of  October  1684  it  was  voated  &  Granted  unto 
Nathaniell  ffoster  that  he  should  have  twelve  acars  of  Land 

[*The  original  paper  with  the  signatures  of  the  commission- 
ers thereon  is  in  the  Town  Clerk's  office.  As  will  be  noticed, 
it  only  covers  that  part  of  the  line  of  division  beginning  at  the 
head  of  Cold  Spring  Harbor  and  running  southerly  to  about 
the  middle  of  the  Island.  This  line  was  the  subject  of  further 
dispute  in  after  years.  The  last  time  it  was  settled  by  a  survey 
made  under  authority  of  the  State  Engineer,  in  i860,  and  mon- 
uments were  then  erected  entirely  across  the  Island. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  401 

by  y*  cart  path  side  y'  gooth  from  y^  harbour  to  y  east 
feild  on  ye  north  side  of  y"^^  path  :  And  layed  out  bv  Josejjh 
Baly  &  Thomas  powell  forty  eight  Rod  in  Leangth  west 
and  be.  north  and  west  &  be.  South  forty  Rods  Broad  : 
south  and  be  west  and  north  west :  The  description  of  y'- 
bounds  given  by  y'^  above  sd  Layers  out  and  was  Lavd  out 
y"  22  of  November  1684 

John  Corey,  Clerk. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  7.) 


[DEED.      ANDREW    GIBE    TO    JOHN    SCID- 
MORE,  Jr.] 

[1684,  Nov.  I.] 

This  Indenture  made  at  Huntingtow-ne  in  y*^  County  of 
Suffolk  upon  long  Island  on  y''  first  day  of  November  in  y*" 
36"'  year  of  y*"  Raighne  of  our  Soveraigne  Lord  Charles 
}•''  Second  by  y*"  grace  of  God :  of  great  Brittaine  france  & 
Ireland  King  defender  of  y''  faith  &c.  &  in  y*^  year  of  our 
Lord  God  1684.  Between  Andrew  Gibb  of  Brookhaven 
in  y  County  afore  sd.  Marchant  of  y''  one  party  and  John 
Skidmor  Jun""  of  Crabmedow  within  y*^  town  ship  of  Hun- 
tington afore  sd.  yoeman  of  y*^  other  party  witnesseth  y' 
whereas  by  vertue  of  a  letter  of  atturney  from  George  ffor- 
man  Merchant,  dated  y"  7'^  day  of  Septemb'  1682  Wherein 
are  severall  powers  granted  unto  y"  sd.  andrew  Gibb  :  And 
y*  said  Andrew  Gibb  haveing  Recovered  possession  of  a 
tract  of  meadow  which  belonged  to  Thomas  skidmor,  de- 
seased,  lying  and  being  at  Crab  medow  afore  sd.  for  y*  use 
of  y*  sd.  George  foreman  :  Now  know  y*"  y*  for  a  valluable 
consideration  secured  to  be  payd  to  y^  sd  George  fforeman 


402  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

by  y^  sd.  John  Sciclmore  Jun':  y""  said  Andrew  Gibb  hath 
Given  granted  Bargened  &  sold  allinatted,  asigned  and 
set  over  and  doth  by  these  p'"sents  freely  Cleerly  &  abso- 
lutly  Give  grant  Bargain  &  sell  allenat  Asigne  and  set  over 
unto  v''  sd.  John  skidmor  all  y*'  fore  sd.  tract  of  medow 
lying  at  Crabmedow,  afore  sd.  containing  six  acres  more  or 
lesse  being  buted  and  bounded  bv  y''  Records  of  Hunting- 
ton afore  sd.  To  have  And  to  hold  y*^  fore  sd.  tract  of 
march  or  medow  together  with  all  fences  or  other  prive- 
ledges  or  appertenences  to  y*^  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wa3-s  appertaining  to  him  y''  sd  John  Skidmor  his  heirs  or 
assignes  :  to  his  y''  sd.  John  Skidmor  his  heirs  or  assignes 
their  sole  &  proper  use  and  uses  for  ever  and  y'  y''  sd.  John 
Skidmor  his  heirs  or  asignes  may  &  shall  Lawfully  occupv 
possesse  and  Injoy  y"  fore  sd.  tract  of  medow  with  all  y'' 
above  barganed  premises  free  &  cleere  &  cleerly  freely 
acquitted  of  and  from  all  former  and  other  gifts,  grants 
Bargans  sales  Rats  Mortgages  dowereyes  or  other  titles 
or  incombrences  what  so  ever,  had  made  or  Comitted  at 
any  time  or  times  heeretofore  with  warranty  against  y''  sd. 
Geore  fforeman  his  heirs  or  assignes  or  any  other  p'"son 
claiming  by  from  or  under  him  or  any  of  them  In  wit- 
nesse  where  of  y''  affore  sd.  perties  have  heere  unto  set 
their  hands  and  scales  the  day  and  year  first  above  written, 
sealed  and  delivered  in  y'^  presents  of  ISACK  platt,  JosiAH 
PL  ATT. 

Acknowledged  before  me  y^  day  and  yere  above  sd. 

Epenetus  platt.  Just. 
Andrew  Gibb 

The  above  sd.  is  a  true  Coppy,  Compared  with  y*^  origi- 
nall  by  me  John  Corey  Clark 
November  y^'  i8"'  1684. 

Andrew  Gibb  should  be  above  Epenetus  platt. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  177-8.) 


I 


I 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  403 

[DEED.    WILLIAM  JONES  TO  RICHARD  BRYAN. 

CONVEYANCE  OF  EATON'S  NECK.] 

[1684,  Nov.  13.] 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whome  these  presents  shall 
come  Greeting  Know  yee  and  all  men  hereby  that  wee 
William  Jones  of  New  Haven  in  the  CoUony  of  Connecti- 
cutt  in  New  England  Planter  and  Hannah  Jones  wife  of 
the  said  William  Jones  and  Daughter  of  Theophilus  Eaton 
sometime  of  new  haven  aforenamed  Esqr  Deceassed  :  ;,  well 
in  our  own  Right  as  also  in  the  right  of  Theophilus  Eaton 
the  son  and  heir  of  the  aforenamed  Theophilus  Eaton  de- 
ceased passed  to  us  or  one  of  us  as  more  fully  may  appear 
by  his  deed  bearing  date  the  twenty  eighth  day  of  march 
in  the  year  of  Our  Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  fifty  and 
nine  wee  or  att  least  one  of  us  haveing  LawfuU  right  and 
title  in  and  unto  all  and  every  part  of  the  Reall  and  Personall 
Estate  of  or  of  right  belonging  unto  either  the  aforenamed 
Theophilus  Eaton  Esqr  father  of  the  aforenamed  Hannah 
Jones  or  the  aforenamed  Theophilus  Eaton  Esqr  Brother  of 
the  said  Hannah  Jones  of  what  nature  or  kind  whatsoever 
being  in  New  England  or  elsewhere  in  America,  and  not 
by  either  of  them  partickularly  disposed  of  that  is  to  say 
not  partickularly  disposed  of  by  Theophilus  Eaton  the 
Elder  before  the  fowerth  day  of  July  in  the  yeare  of  Our 
Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  fifty  and  nine  and  not  dis- 
posed of  partickularly  by  Theophilus  Eaton  the  Younger 
before  the  twenty  eight  day  of  March  in  the  same  3-ear  for 
and  in  consideracon  of  the  Sume  of  thirty  pounds  to  us  or 
at  least  one  of  us  all  ready  in  hand  paid  and  contented  or 
secured  to  Our  full  content  to  be  payd  and  for  divers  other 
good  Causes  and  Consideracons  us  and  either  of  us  here 
unto  especially  moveingand  Exciteing  Have  sold  Alienated 
Assigned  Enfeofcd  Set  over  given  Granted  and  confirmed 
as  alsoe  Released  acquitted  and  exonerated  And  Doe  by 
these  presents  ffully  freely  wholely  clearly  and  absolutely 


404  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Sell  Alienate  Assigne  Enfeoff  Sett  over  Give  Grante  and 
Confirme  and  allso  releas  acquitt  and  Exonerate  unto  Rich- 
ard Bryan  of  Millford  in  the  CoUony  of  Connecticutt 
aforenamed  Marchant  all  and  every  part  and  parcell  of  a 
certain  Island  neck  or  Tract  of  land  Scittuate  Lying-  and 
being  on  Lond  Island  in  the  Territory  or  Province  of  New 
Yorke  In  America  at  or  near  a  place  called  Oyster  bay 
which  sd.  Island  Neck  or  Tract  of  land  commonly  called 
and  known  by  the  name  of  Eaton  neck  Bounded  to  the 
Midle  of  the  beach  Scittuate  and  being  on  the  Eastward  of 
Oyster  Bay  Alias  Huntington  and  thence  to  all  other  the 
Limmitts  Extents  and  Bounds  of  the  said  Island  neck  or 
Tract  of  land  as  it  belonged  or  ought  to  belong  to  the  afore- 
named Theophilus  Eaton  though  not  particularly  in  these 
presents  menconed  together  with  all  Buildings  Edifices 
Courtlages  Gardens  Orchards  Land  Meaddows  pastures 
woods  underwoods  wasts  ways  waters  water  Courses  ease- 
ments Proffits  priviledges  and  advantadges  whatsoever 
thereon  being  thereunto  belonging  or  thence  ariseing  by 
any  manner  of  wayes  or  means  what  soever  for  him  the  said 
Richard  Bryan  his  heirs  Executors  Administrators  or  as- 
signes  To  have  and  to  hold  from  and  after  the  day  of  the  date 
of  these  presents  forever  without  any  Suite  left  claime  truble 
incumbrance  eviction  ejection  or  MoUestation  whatsoever 
ffrom  or  by  us  the  said  William  Jones  and  Hannah  Jones 
or  either  of  us  or  any  other  person  or  persons  whatsoever 
claiming  or  that  mayor  shall  at  any  time  or  times  hereafter 
claime  the  same  or  any  part  thereof  for  from  or  under  us 
or  either  of  us  by  virtue  of  any  Right  or  title  any  way 
derived  from  us  and  Wee  do  by  these  presents  fully  acquitt 
and  discharge  the  sd  Richard  Bryan  of  and  from  all  Fur- 
ther and  future  Demands  of  ours  for  any  rent  or  other 
payment  or  Allowance  for  the  Use  and  benefitt  of  the  said 
Tracts  of  Land  for  the  time  all  ready  past  and  do  further 
covenant  and  promiss  to  and  with  him  the  said  Richard 
Bryan    his   heirs  Executors  Administrators  and  Assignes 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  405 

that  wee  and  either  of  us  will  give  any  other  os  ffurther 
deeds  or  Assurances  unto  him  or  them  for  the  aforesaid 
Tract  of  land  which  shall  resonabbly  be  devised  and  De- 
sired by  him  or  them  provided  it  be  within  one  twelve 
month  next  comeing  and  att  the  costs  of  him  or  them  and 
that  neither  of  us  be  putt  to  travell  above  twenty  miles  to 
accomplish  the  same  In  Witnesse  whereof  and  for  comfirm- 
ation  of  all  which  wee  have  hereunto  sett  our  hands  and 
seals  this  thirttenth  day  of  Novembr  in  the  year  of  Our 
Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  Eighty  and  four  and  in  the 
six  and  thirtieth  year  of  the  reigne  of  Our  Soveraigne  Lord 
Charles  the  second  King  of  England  Scotland  ffi-ance  and 
Ireland  &c.  Wm.  Jones  Hannah  Jones. 

Signed  sealed  and  Delivered  in  the  presence  of  Us 
Samuel  Eells  Senr  Thomas  Collsy  Mr  WiUiam  Jones 
Esqr  and  Mrs  Hannah  Jones  psonally  appeared  in  New 
haven  the  theirteenth  day  of  November  1684  and  Ac- 
knowledged the  above  Written  Instrument  to  be  their 
voluntary  act  and  deed  according  to  Law  before  me 

John  Nash  Asist'tt 
Recorded  for  Lr  John  Hutchins 


State  of  New  York 


.1 


Office  of  the  Secretary  of  State,  '' '  •' 

I  have  compared  the  preceding  copy  of  patent  with  the  record 
thereof  in  this  office,  in  Book  Number  Nine  of  Deeds,  at  page 
436,  and  I  do  hereby  certify  the  same  to  be  a  correct  transcript 
therefrom  and  of  the  whole  thereof. 

WiiTNESs  my  hand  and  seal  of  office  of  the  Secre- 
tary of  State,  at  the  City  of  Albany,  the  19th  day 
of  April,  one  thousand  eight  hundred  and  eighty- 
two.  Anson  S.  Wood, 

Deputy  Secretary  of  State. 
{File  Batons  Neck  Papers,  F.) 


406  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[LAND  OF  STEPHEN  JARVIS.] 

[1684,  Nov.  27.] 

November  y*  27-84.  Laide  out  for  Stephen  Jarves  ^^"^ 
twelve  acears  of  Land  on  y**  east  side  of  y®  Cart  way  y* 
Leads  to  y"  Lettell  east  neck  48  Rods  in  Length  north  and 
south  and  40  Rod  in  bredth  east  and  west,  bounded  on  y® 
south  end  with  a  great  hollow  y*  Leads  in  to  y®  midell  of 
y*  neck  and  y^  north  end  with  a  small  hollow. 

Joseph  Bailee 
I'homas  Powell 


[LAND  OF  JAMES  CHICHESTER.] 

Layed  out  for  Jeames  Chitester  ^'""■,  the  same  Day  It  was 
granted  eight  acears  of  Land  bounded  on  y^  east  by  y®  cart 
way  y*  goes  to  y*^  Lettel  east  neck  on  y**  north  by  a  hollow 
y*  Leads  to  y"  harbour  side  on  y®  south  by  a  holow  y* 
Leads  to  y*"  harbour  side  on  y®  west  by  y^  saveg  Clife. 

Joseph  Bailee 
Thomas  Powell 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  74.) 


[JONATHAN  SCUDDER  AND  EDWARD 
KETCHAM.     EXCHANGE  OF  LAND.] 

[1684,  Dec.  I.] 

This  writing  signefieth  a  mutuall  agreement  made 
between  Jonathan  Scudder  and  Edward  ketcham,  cOnsern- 
ing  exchanging  of  a  parcell  of  each  of  their  Land  y®  sd. 
Edward  kecham  doth  give   four  acres  of  cleared  Land  to- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  407" 

gether  with  y*"  fence  belonging  there  to  unto  Jonathan 
Scudder :  being  bounded  on  y"  west  with  y*^  land  of  Na- 
thanell  wiUiams  &  on  y''  east  with  y*^  Land  of  Richard  Brush 
y®  south  to  y*^  cart  path  y'^  north  to  y"  woods  in  common  y" 
said  four  acars  of  Land  be  it  more  or  Lcsse  is  l3'ing  on  y'= 
north  sid  of  hors  neck  path  on  y''  west  neck :  And  in  con- 
sideration of  y^  sd.  4  acars  of  Land  y"  said  Jonathan  Scud- 
der doth  give  unto  Edward  kecnam  six  acres  of  wood  Land 
Lying  on  y''  south  sid  of  wigwam  swamp  and  bounded  on 
y*  west  upon  y*"  edge  of  3^''  Clieft  and  otherwise  to  y*'  woods 
In  Comon  being  Layd  out  six  acres  more  or  Lesse,  and  for 
y®  Conformation  of  all  y"  above  said  we  have  heere  unto 
seet  our  hands  this  first  of  desember  1684  In  presents  of 
John  Corey  Jonathan  Scudder 

Clerk  Edward  ketcha.m 

{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  96.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  MATHEWS  TO  JOHN  GOLDING.J 

[1684,  Dec.  1 1.] 

This  indenture  made  y"  11"'  of  desemb':  And  in  y*' 36"' 
yeare  of  y*^  Raigne  of  our  sovrend  Lord  Charles  y°  second: 
by  y"^  grace  of  God  king  of  England  Scotland  france  and 
Ireland,  defender  of  y*'  faith  And  in  y®  year  of  our  Lord 
Christ  1684.  Between  John  Mathis  of  y*^  town  of  Hun- 
tington in  y"  County  of  Suffolk  in  new  york  shire  on  Long 
Island  victuler  on  y^  on  party  And  John  Golding  of  y'" 
above  sd.  town  &  county  planter  on  y**  other  partv  witness- 
eth  y*  }''■  sd.  John  Mathis  for  divers  Reasons  and  good 
causes  wee  moving  here  unto  but  Especiah'  for  &  in  con- 
sideration of  y'' sum  of  twenty  foure  pounds  tS:  ten  shillings 
to  him  at  «S[  before  y"^  Enseling  cS:  delivery  hcer  of  these 
p^'sents  well  l^  truly  in  hand  payde  by  y*"  sd.  John  Golding 
where    of   and    where    with    he   y"   sd.    Jn°    Mathis    doth 


408  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

acknowledg  him  selfe  fully  sattisfied,  contented  &  payd  hath 
granted  aliened  barganed  sold  and  confirmed  &  by  these 
p'sents  doth  fully  cleerly  &  absolutly  grant  alien  bargan 
sell  &  confirm  unto  y*^  sd.  John  Golding  his  home  lot  lying 
and  being  in  Huntington  in  y*"  tenure  or  occupation  of  y^ 
sd.  John  Mathis  of  three  acres  of  Land  or  there  abouts  be 
it  more  or  lesse  and  all  housing  barnes,  stables,  orchyards, 
gardens,  buildings  &  all  other  heriditaments  to  y^same  be- 
longing or  appertaining  or  with  y''  sd.  hous  or  tenements  com- 
monly used  occupyed,  or  injoyed  butingand  bounding  as  fol- 
io weth  to  y"^  lot  of  John  Corey  on  y*^  south  to  y*^  land  of 
thomas  wicks  on  y*"  East  and  on  y*'  north  and  west  with  y® 
kings  highway  with  all  woods  &  under  woods  comons  and 
common  of  pasture  whatsoever  doth  to  y'"  same  belong  to 
have  &  to  hold  y''  sd  home  lot  with  all  other  3^'=  above  granted 
pnveledges  with  all  &  every  of  their  Rights,  priveledges 
and  appurtenances  y'  now  doth  belong  unto  y"  above  sd. 
hous  lot  or  here  after  may  or  shall  any  way  belong  or  ap- 
pertain unto  y  same  unto  y®  above  sd.  John  Golding  And 
his  heirs,  executors  administrators  and  asignes  to  y*^  only 
proper  use  and  behoof  of  y^  sd.  John  Golding  and  y'^  heirs 
executors,  administrators  and  assignesof  y*"  above  sd.  John 
Golding  for  ever  and  y^  above  sd.  John  Mathis  for  himselfe 
his  heirs  executors  administrators  doe  covenent  promis  & 
grant  by  these  presents  y'  at  y**  time  of  y*"  ensealing  here 
of  I  am  y"  sole  &  lawfull  owner  of  all  y'^  fore  barganed 
p'mises  and  am  lawfully  seased  of  and  in  y'^  same  and  in 
every  part  and  parcell  there  of  in  my  owne  Right  and  y" 
sd  John  Golding  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and 
asignes  shall  &  may  by  force  and  vartue  of  these  presents 
from  time  to  time  and  at  all  times  for  ever  here  after  lawfull, 
peacably  and  quiatly  have  hold  use  occupy  possesse  and 
injoy  y'^  above  granted  primeses  with  all  their  appurten- 
ances free  and  cleer  and  cleerly  aquitcd  and  discharged  ol 
&  irom  all  and  all  maner  of  former  &  other  grifts  jri'ants 
leaces  Morgages  jo^'ntures  dowers  titles  of  dowers  Judg- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  409 

ments  executions  cntailes  and  of  &  from  all  other  titles 
troubles  &  incumbrences  what  soever  had  made  commited 
or  willingly  suffered  or  don  by  y^  sd.  John  Mathis  or  by 
any  other  person  or  persons  what  so  ever  Lawfully  claim- 
ing from  or  under  him  y*^  sd.  Jno.  Mathis  or  by  his  means 
assent  privetly  or  *****  &  y*^  sd.  John  Mathis 
his  heirs  &  asignes  &  all  &  every  other  person  &  persons 
what  soever  Lawfully  claiming  by  from  or  under  him  them 
or  any  of  them  shall  and  will  warrant  and  for  ever  defend 
by  these  prsents  only  Reserving  unto  y*^  duke  his  intrust 
and  in  witnesse  of  all  y*^^  above  sd.  I  y'^^  above  sd.  John 
Mathis  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  &  scale  y''  day  &  yeare 
first  above  written. 

sighned,    sealed    and  ^'^  "'■"''''  "'' 

quiat    possesion     de-  JoiiNX  INLvthis 

livered  in  y""  presents 
of,  Edw^ard  Grey 
John  Corey 

The  above  sd.  indenture  was  owned  &  acknowledg  before 
me  this  11"'  day  of  des''  1684,  Epenetus  platt  Justise  of 
y''  peace. 

This  is  a  true  coppy  of  y'"  originall  by  me  John  Corey, 
Clerk. 

desen""  22.  1684. 
{Deeds,  T'ol.  1,  P2>.  178-9.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  SAMMIS  TO  JOHN   INGERSOLL.] 

[1684,  Dec.  1 7. J 

know  all  men  whom  these  may  concern :  That  I  John 
Sammis  of  Huntington  in  y'^  County  of  Suffolk  in  new  york 
shire  on  long  Island  husband  man  :  have  bargened  sold  and 
made  over  unto  John    Ingersole  of  y*"  above  sd   town  & 


4IO  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

county,  husbandman :  All  my  Rite  of  one  third  part  of  a 
farme,  both  upland  &  medow  &  lying  and  being  at  Crab- 
medow  in  y^  p'sints  of  Huntington  above  sd  :  for  and  in 
consideration  of  y*  sume  of  twenty  five  pounds  in  currant 
passable  pay  of  this  Countery  Recaived  of  y"  afore 
sd.  John  Ingersole :  where-of  and  where  with  I  am  fully 
sattisfied  contented  &  payed :  I  say  I  y''  above  sd.  John 
Sammis  doe  bargan  sell  &  astrange  &  make  over  from  me 
my  heirs  executors  administrators  &  asignes,  unto  John  In- 
gersole atore  sd.  him  his  heirs  executors,  Administrators  & 
asignes  all  my  Rite  title  &  intrust  y'  I  have  in  &  to  y^ 
above  sd.  one  third  part  of  a  farme  of  both  upland  &  medow 
together  with  all  Rites  and  privelegdes  y*  now  doth  or 
here  after  shall  or  may  any  way  belong  unto  y®  above  sd. 
Rite  which  is  one  third  part  of  a  farme  and  sume  what 
better  y""  above  sd.  upland  is  lying  in  Crabmedow  Neck 
And  y*  fore  sd.  medow  belonging  there  unto  is  lying  & 
being  in  Crabmedow  being  bounded  with  y*^  highway 
which  lyeth  on  y'^  north  side  of  John  Greens  land :  being 
twenty  eight  Rods  wide  and  on  y"  east  with  a  little  creeke 
which  Runeth  from  a  peice  of  boggey  medow  into  y"  grate 
creeke  and  one  y*"  north  with  y*"  fore.  sd.  grat  Creek :  and 
on  y"  west  bounded  also  with  y®  medow  of  John  Green  on 
a  straight  Rang  to  y"  afore  sd.  grat  Creek :  all  which 
Rights  of  land  and  medow  afore  sd.  I  y*"  afore  sd.  John 
Sammis  doe  Ingage  my  selfe  my  heirs  executors  adminis- 
trators &  asignes :  to  save  harmlesse  &  indamnefied  y''  fore 
said  John  Ingersole  him  his  heirs  executors  administrators 
«&  asignes :  from  any  person  or  persons  who  shall  or  may 
lay  any  just  «&  lawful!  claim  to  any  part  or  parcell  of  y^ 
afore  sd.  land  or  medow  and  y''  fore  sd.  John  Ingersole 
him,  heirs  executors,  administrators  &  asignes,  shall  &  may 
by  vartue  of  these  take  into  his  &  their  possession  all  y® 
afore  sd.  land  and  medows  with  their  priviledges  to  Have 
And  to  Hold  to  use  occupye  Improve  and  peacable  to  In- 
joy  with  out  let  or  Molestation  for  ever,  in  witnesse  where 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  411 

of  I  have   here    unto    set  my    hand   and   scale  this   i/""  of 
desem""  1684: 

Signed  sealed  and   delivered   with  quiat  possession  in  y* 
presents  of, 

John  Coiiey  ) 

Samuell  Griffen  \  abigal  Samis  y^  wife  of  John  Sam- 
mis  doth  vollentaryly  without  threatning  or  fflatery  set  to 
her  hand 

ABIGAL  SaMMIS 

Huntingtf^n  this  17.  desem""  1684  this  above  written  deed 
was  owned  and  assented  unto  before  me 

Epenetus  platt,  Justis. 

This  if  a  true  Coppy  of  ye  originall  by  me  John  Corey 
Clerk. 

Janna.  y''  5.  1684. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  179,  h.) 


[DEED.     ROBERT  KELLUM  TO  JONATHAN 
JARVIS.] 

[1684,  Dec.  22.] 

This  indenture  made  y^  22"'  of  desemb""  and  in  y®  36'*' 
year  of  y*^  Raigne  of  our  sovernd  Lord  Charles  y*^  second 
by  y"  grace  of  God  king  of  England  Scotland  ffrance  & 
Ireland,  defender  of  y''  faith  :  And  in  y^  year  of  our  Christ 
1684.  Between  Robart  kallam  of  y''  town  of  Huntington 
in  y*"  County  of  soffolk  on  lt)ng  Island  cordwinder  on  y'^ 
one  part  And  Jonothon  Jarvis  of  y''  above  sd.  town  tS:  coun- 
ty, planter  on  y*^  other  part.  Witnesseth  that  y''  sd.  Robart 
kellam  for  divers  Reasons  &  good  causes  mee  here  unto 
moveing  :  But  especially  for  &  in  consideration  of  y"  sume 
of  foure  pounds  &  five  shillings  in  passable  pay.  to  him  at 
&  before  y*"   ensealling  &  delivery  of  these  p'sents  well  & 


412  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

truly  in  hand  payed  by  y^  above  sd.  Jonathan  Jarvis  where 
of  and  where  with :  he  y**  above  sd.  Robart  kellam  doth 
acknowledg-  him  self  fully  satisfied  contented  and  payed 
hath  given  granted  alined  Bargened  sold  &  confirmed  and 
by  these  p''sents  doth  fully  cleerly  and  absolutly  Give 
grant  alien  bargan  sell  and  confirme  unto  y"  above  sd.  Jon- 
athan Jarvis  all  my  Right  title  &  Intrust  y*  I  have  in  &  to 
foure  acres  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  Huntington  Bounded 
on  y'^  North  with  y"  lane  :  on  y*  west  with  y*^  kings  high 
wa}^  that  Leadeth  to  setalket  and  on  y''  south  &  East  with 
3'''  woods  in  common  And  all  Barns  stables,  orchyards, 
gardins  and  buildings  y'  doth  or  may  belong  to  y'^  same. 
And  y*"  above  sd.  Rob'  kellam  doe  by  these  p''sents  ack- 
nowledg yt  at  y''  time  of  y®  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  y*^  sole 
and  lawfuU  owner  of  y*"  above  sd.  four  acres  of  land,  being 
granted  unto  me  towards  my  devision  by  y''  town  as  may 
be  seen  upon  Record :  And  doe  by  these  p''sents  give 
grant  alien  bargan  sell  and  estrange  and  make  over  all  m}' 
Right  title  &  intrust  y*  I  have  in  &  to  all  y'*  above  sd.  four 
acres  of  land  from  me  my  heirs  executors  administrators 
and  asignes  unto  Jonathan  Jarvis  him  his  heirs  executors 
administrators  and  assignes  to  have  and  to  hold  to  use  And 
improve  occupy  and  quiatly  to  possese  with  out  let  or 
mollestation  for  ever  only  Reserving  unto  his  Roy  el  high- 
ness his  intrust  and  further  y*^  above  sd.  Robart  kellam  doe 
by  these  p'"sents  ingage  &  bind  him  selfe  his  heirs  execu- 
tors administrators  &  asignes  them  &  every  one  of  them 
from  time  to  time  and  at  all  times  for  ever  to  warrant  & 
defend  y"  above  sd.  Jonathan  Jarvis  him  his  heirs,  execu- 
tor administrators  cSi:  asignes  them  and  every  one  of  them 
from  any  person  or  persons  who  shall  or  may  lay  any  just 
or  lawfuU  Claim  to  y*  sd.  foure  acres  of  land  or  any  part  of 
it  and  to  keep  it  cleer  and  cleerly  aquited  of  and  from  all 
maner  of  former  gifts  grants  morgages,  troubles  or  in- 
cumbrances what-so-ever  in  witnesse  where  of  I  y*  above 
sd.  Robart  kellam  have  heire  unto  set  to  hand  and  scale  y^ 


HUNTINCiTOX    TOWN    RECORDS.  413 

day  &  year  first  above  writen,  signed  sealed  &  delivered  in 
y   p'sents  of 
Edward  Hichv 
y  mark  of 
Jonathan  x  Chichester 

Hanah  kellam  y''  wife  of  y'^  above  sd.  Robart  kellam  hath 
without  flattery  or  thrateiiing  consented  to  y'^  primese 
and  sale  above  sd.  and  set  to  her  hand. 

Robart  kellam 
Hanah  kellam 
This  is  a  true  coppy  by  me  John  Corey  Clerk. 
Jene.  13.  1684. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  181.) 


[LANDS  OF   THOMAS  SCIDMORE  AND  JOHN 
GOLDING.J 

[1685,  Jan.  13.] 

this  is  my  knowledg  and  y°  knowledg  of  John  ffinch  sen'' 
y*  Thomas  Skidmor  gave  unto  his  Son  in  Law  John  Gold- 
ing  sunken  medow  farme  and  delivered  to  him  by  y" 
Custom  of  our  English  Nation  by  turfe  and  twig  without 
an}'  Refermation  after  gaind  by  Mr.  Smith;  lost  y'  tarme; 
In  consideration  where  of  y''  town  upon  y'  Request  of 
Governovir  Andrews  gave  this  farme  y'  he  now  posseseth 
unto  him  which  is  in  Length  on  y"  North  side  from  Crab- 
medow  neere  y"  sd.  Skidmores  Spring  on  y^'  South  East 
with  y^  high  hill  unto  a  spring  y'  is  in  y*'  high  way  :  y* 
comes  from  Crab  medow  to  Jonathan  lewes :  the  west  side 
with  y"^  hill  towards  Crabmedow :  Layd  out  by  my  self 
and  Thomas  powell  which  is  forty  acres : 
January  y"  13,  1684,  there  is  belonging  to  this  farme  twelve 
acars  of  medow  next  y''  beach  bounded  with    thomas  skid- 


414  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

mors  medow  on  y''  East  And  y*"  west   side  with  y^  medow 
of  Edward  Bunch. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  extracted  out  of  y*"  originall  by  me 
John  Corey  Clark ; 

huntington  Jane,  y^  27,  i68f. 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  178,  6.) 


[1685,  Jan.  14.] 

Samuel  Griffen  and  Elizebeth  platt  ware  maried  y*  14th 
day  of  Jeneuary  i68f. 
(Court  Bee.  p.  19,9!) 


[BOND  OF  NICHOLAS  SMITH.] 

[1685,  Jan.  28.] 

know  all  men  by  these  presents  y*  I  nicolas  Smith  of  fresh 
pond  neck  within  y'^  bounds  of  Huntington  upon  Long 
Island  in  y''  County  of  Suffolk  in  america,  carpinter  Am 
bound  &  firmly  ablyged  unto  John  Golding  of  y*^  same 
place  &  County  planter  y''  just  and  intire  sume  of  Eaighteen 
pound  eleven  shillings  in  good  marchantable  pay  of  this 
Countery  viz  beefe  pork  winter  wheat  sumer  wheat  or 
Indean  corn,  winter  wheat  at  five  shillings  p  bushel :  summer 
wheat  at  four  shillings  six  pence  p.  bushell  Indean  Corn  at 
two  shillings  six  penc  p  bushell,  pork  at  three  pence  p 
pound  :  beefe  at  two  pence  p.  pound  Round  :  That  is  to  say 
seaven  pounds  eleven  shillings  at  or  before  y'' first  of  march 
which  will  be  in  y''  year  1685  And  y'"  other  eleven  pounds 
at  or  before  y'^  first  day  of  March  which  will  be  in  y^  year 
of  our  Lord  1686  And  for  y'' true  performence  here  of  I 
binde  my  selfe  my  heirs   executors  and  assighns  to  pay  y" 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  415 

above  sd.  pay  before  specefied  unto  John  Golding  afore 
sd.  or  his  order  in  witnes  where  of  I  have  here  unto  set  my 
hand  &  seal  y*"  28"'  of  Jenuary  And  in   y"  year  of  our  lord 

j^g4  the  marke  of 

In  y'  presents  of  NicOLLASX Smith* 

Joseph  Bayly 
John  Corey 

The  above  sd.  is  a  true    Coppy  compared  with  y®  origi- 
b}'  me  John  Corey 

febu.  y^  23,  i68f.  Clerk 

{Court  Bee,  p.  251) 


[KETCHAM  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1685,  Feb.  4.J 

A  Record  of  Samuel!  Kichams  Children. 
Samuell  kicham  his  eldest  sonn  was  borne  y'"  5"'  of  may  in 
y''  yeer  1672. 

Joseph  kicham  sonn  of  Samuell  Kicham  was  borne  y"  17*'' 
of  Januare  1674. 

Mary  kicham  daughter  of  Samuell  Kicham  was  borne  ye 
4"'  of  June  in  y*^  yeer  1677. 

Nathaniell  kicham  sonn  of  Samuell  kicham  was  borne  y* 
9'''  of  ocktobar  in  y^'  yeer  1679. 

Jonathan  kicham  sonn  of  Samuell  kicham  was  borne  the 
hrst  of  Aprill  in  y''  yeer  1682. 

Ephriem  kecham  sonn  of  Samuell  kicham  was  borne  y''  4"' 
day  of  febeawary  1685. 
[Surveys,  p.  162.) 

[*This  instrument  has  no  special  value  now  except  that  it 
shows  the  price  of  various  items  of  farm  produce  over  two  hun- 
dred years  ago. — C.  R.  S.J  • 


4l6  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.     DAVID  SCUDDEx^  T(3  JONATHAN 
LEWIS.] 

[1685,  Feb.  14.] 

Jonathan  Lewis  Records. 
This  Indenture  made  y*  14"'  day  of  febuary  in  y^  36*''  year 
of  y"  Raigne  of  our  sovr.  Lord  Charles  y''  second  by  y* 
Grace  of  God  king  of  gr<ite  britan  france  &  Irland  defender 
of  ye  faith,  etc.  and  in  y*"  year  of  our  Lord  i68f  betweene 
David  Scudder  of  huntington  upon  Long  Island  in  y*^ 
county  of  Suffolk  in  y'^  province  of  new  york  in  America, 
husbandman  and  Mary  his  wife  off  y*"  on  party  :  And  Jon- 
athan Lewis  of  fresh  pond  Neck  with  in  y"  same  town 
county  &  province  afore  sd.  husbandman  of  y*"  other  p'^y, 
Witnesseth  that  y''  sd.  david  Scudder  &  Mary  his  wife  have 
divers  reasons  &  good  causes  us  moveing  here  unto  but 
especially  for  &  in  consideration  of  y*  some  of  eaight 
pounds  five  shillings:  to  them  at  &  before  y'  ensealing  & 
delivery  of  these  p''sents  well  &  truly  in  hand  payd  by  y"' 
sd.  Jonathan  Lewis  where  of  and  where  with  we  y''  sd. 
david  scudder  &  Mary  his  wife  doth  acknowledge  our 
selves  fully  sattisfied  contented  &  payde  hath  granted  alin- 
ated  Barganed  sould  and  confirmed  and  by  these  p''sents 
Doth  fully  clearly  &  absolutly  grant  alienate  bargan  sell  & 
confirme  unto  y"  sd.  Jom,than  Lewis  all  his  upland  &  medow 
Land  y*^  lyeth  in  &  neer  Crabmedow  which  is  y*^  third  part 
of  y'  part  of  farme  y'  lyeth  between  Jonathan  Scudder  & 
david  Scudder :  now  iri  y*"  tenor  or  ocupation  of  david 
Scudder  with  all  its  Rights  &  priveledges  as  commons, 
medows  pasturings  woods  under  woods  springs  mines  or 
menoralls  y'  shall  or  may  fall  within  y*^  p''meses.  To  have 
And  to  hold  all  and  every  of  y^  above  granted  p'"meses  with 
all  &  every  of  their  Rights  &  priveledgs  &  appurtenences 


I 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  417 

y'  now  doth  belong  to  y'  same  or  ever  here  after  mav  or 
shall  belong  or  appertaine  to  y  same  unto  y  above  sd. 
Jonathan  Lewes  his  heirs  executors,  administrators  or 
assignes  to  y*"  only  proper  use  &  behoofe  of  y"*  sd.  Jonathan 
Lewis  And  y*^  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
of  y*"  above  sd.  Jonathan  Lewis  for  ever  And  y''  above  sd. 
David  Scudder  and  INLary  his  wife  for  ourselves  our  heirs 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  Doe  Covenant  prom- 
ise &  grant  by  these  presents  y^  at  y  time  of  v"  ensealing 
heare  of  we  was  y*^  sole  and  lawfuU  owner  of  all  y  afore 
granted  p'mises  and  am  Lawfully  seased  of  and  in  v''  same 
and  in  every  part  and  ])arccll  there  of  in  my  own  Right  . 
And  y  sd.  Jonathan  Lewis  his  heirs  executors  administra- 
tors and  assigns  shall  and  may  by  force  and  vartue  of 
these  p'sessents  from  time  to  time  &  at  all  times  for  ever 
here  after  Lawfully  peacably  &  quiatly  ha\e  hold  use 
occupie  possesse  and  Injo}^  all  y''  above  granted  p'mises 
with  all  their  api)urtenances  free  and  cleer  and  cleerh' 
aquited  and  discharged  of  and  from  all  and  all  manner  of 
hues  and  other  gifts  grants,  Leases,  morgages  jovntures 
dowries  titles  of  dowries  Judgments,  executions  entailes  cS: 
of  tS:  from  all  other  titles,  troubles  and  encumbrances  what 
soever  had  made  commited  or  wittingly  or  willingly  suf- 
fered or  don  b}'  y''  sd.  David  Scudder  or  Mary  his  wife  or 
by  any  other  person  or  persons  whatsoever  Lawfullv 
claiming  Right  from  or  under  them  or  by  their  means  or 
assent  privatly  or  procurment  And  y''  said  David  Scudder 
and  Mary  his  wife  their  heirs  and  assignes  and  all  and 
every  other  person  or  persons  whatsoever  Lawfully  Claim- 
ing by  from  or  under  them  or  any  of  them  shall  and  will 
warrant  and  for  ever  defend  these  presents  only  Reserving 
y^  soyle  Right  to  be  satisfied  bv  Jonathon  Lewis  according 
to  y^  obblygation  of  y*"  town  of  Huntington  and  Reserving 
unto  his  Royal  highnes  y"  Duke  of  York  his  Intrast  In 
Witnesse  where  of  y*  above  sd.  David  Scudder  &  Mary 


411 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 


his  wife  have  here  unto  set  our  hands  and  seales  y''  day  & 
yeare  above  written. 

David  ScuDDERXhis  mark 
Mary  Scudder  her x mark 
signed  sealed  and 
delivered  in  prsents  of 
abiel  titus 
Sarah  Scudder 

This  deed  was  owned  before  me  by  David  Scudder  and 
Mary  his  Wife  v''  day  and  year  above  said 

Epenetus  platt  Justis  of  y*"  peace 
Memorand  i.  David  Scudder  within  mentioned  doth  In- 
gdge  myselfe  to  satisfie  for  y''  Soyle  Right  of  y*'  within 
mentioned  p'^meses  And  y'  it  shall  be  free  to  Jonathan 
Lewis  onl}-  y''  Duks  intrust  as  witnesse  my  hand  to  these 
p'sents. 
ABIEL  Titus  david  Scudder 

Sarah  Scudder  his  x  mark 

witnesse 
This  above  sd.  Mamorandam  was  accknowledg  by  David 
Scudder  this  14"'  of  febury  i68f  before  me 

Epenetus  platt  Justis  of  y'  peace, 
this  is  a  true  Coppy  oi  y''  originall  Compared  by  me, 

John  Corey 

Clerk, 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  189-90.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1685.  Feb.  17.] 

a  town  meeting  being  warned  by  order  of  Mr  Isack  Arnold 
Justis  of  y'  peace  :  &  met  together  y*"  1 7  day  of  febuery  i68f 
The  acts  of  y'  late  essembly  Read  and  published  by  y^  sd 
Justis. 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  4I9 

[Cut  from  Court  Records  168 1-4,  being  Old  Book  No  4, 
&  inserted  among  Town  Meetings  in  tlie  Revision  in  the 
year  1873.] 

{Town  3feeti7igs,  Vol.  l,p.  131.) 


[LAND  OF  JONATHAN  HARNET.] 

[1685,  February,] 

Layd  out  for  Jonathan  Harned,  twelve  acres  of  Land 
according  to  y*"  towns  grant,  lying  on  y"  south  side  of  John 
wicks  &  Joseph  Woods  Land  :  the  leangth  sixty  Rod,  the 
breadth  thirty  two  Rod  y'  west  end  Joyns  to  Joseph 
woods  Lot :  y*"  north  side  y^  Reare  of  John  wicks  Land  y' 
est.  end  to  Tho^  whitsons  Land  :  Layd  out  by  thomas  powel 
&  Joseph  Bayly  :  And  this  Coppy  given  by  them :  John 
Corey  Clark. 

febu.:  i68|, 
{Deeds,  Vol.1,  p.  183.) 


[MANORIAL  GRANT  TO  JAMES  LLOYD.     THE 
LORDSHIP  OF  QUEENS  VILLAGE.] 

[1685,  March  18.] 

Thomas  Dongan  Leiut.  Governor  and  vic-admiral  of 
New  York  and  its  Dependants  under  his  Maj  James  the 
Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  England  Scotland,  France 
and  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c.  Sovereign 
Lord  and  Proprietor  of  the  Coloneys  and  Provinces  of 
New  York  &  its  Dependants  in  America  tS:c.  To  whome 
this  shall  come  Sendeth  Greeting  Whereas  the  Right 
hon^"  Col.  Richard  NicoUs  Lieut.  &  Genl.  under  his  Royal 


420  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Highness  James  Duke  of  vork  and  Albany  and  of  all  his 
Terrotories  in  America  did  by  his  certain  patent  or  writ- 
ing under  his  hand  and  seal  bearing  date  the  20.  day  ol 
November  1667  and  entered  on  record  in  the  secretaries 
office  ratify  confirm  and  grant  unto  Nathaniel  Sylvester, 
Thomas  Hart  &  Latimer  Sampson  a  certain  parcell  or  tract 
of  Land  in  the  North  Riding  of  Yorkshire  (now  Queens 
Co.)  on  Long  Island  &  being  in  a  Neck  on  the  North  side 
thereof  stretching  out  into  the  Sound  or  East  River  com- 
monly called  or  known  by  the  name  of  Horse  Neck, 
bounded  on  the  West  with  Oysterbay  on  the  east  with 
Cow  Harbor  toward  the  North  with  the  Sound  and  toward 
the  South  with  a  Beach  extending  to  the  head  of  a  certain 
Creek  which  parteth  or  dividith  the  bounds  of  the  Town 
of  Huntington  &  the  said  Neck  which  said  parcell  or  tract 
of  Land  had  been  before  that  time  purchased  of  the  Indian 
Proprietors  &  due  satisfaction  given  for  the  same  &  at  the 
General  jNIeeting  held  at  Hempstead  it  was  adjudged  to 
John  Richbell  of  the  said  Riding,  Merchant  against  John 
Conklin  on  the  behalf  of  his  wife  and  some  orphans  who 
laid  claim  thereunto  &  also  at  a  General  Court  of  Assizes 
held  in  this  City  in  the  Month  of  Sept  1665  against  the  in- 
habitants of  the  Town  of  Huntington  and  afterwards  by 
means  aforesaid  conveyed  by  the  said  John  Richbell  unto 
the  said  Nath'  Sylvester,  Thomas  Hart  and  Latimer  Samp- 
son Together  with  a  neck  ol  Meadow  called  the  Fort  Neck 
lying  upon  the  South  side  of  Long  Island  aforesaid  and 
belonging  to  the  Township  of  Oysterbay.  As  also  all 
woods,  beaches,  Marches,  meadows,  pastures.  Creeks, 
waters  lakes,  fishing,  hawking  hunting  and  fouling  &  all 
other  Profits  comodities  &  Emoluments  to  the  said  tract 
or  parcell  of  land  annexed  or  appertaining  with  their  & 
every  of  their  appurtanances,  To  have  and  to  hold  the  said 
Tract  or  parcell  or  neck  of  land  &  premises  with  the  Neck 
of  Medow  afore  mentioned  with  all  &  singular  the  privi- 
ledges  and  appurtenances  unto  the  said  Nath.  Sylvester 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  42I 

Tho.  Hart  cS:  Latimer  Sampson  their  Heirs  <S:  assignes  to 
the  proper  use  &  behoof  of  the  said  Nath.  Sylvester.  Thorn. 
Hart  and  Latimer  Sampson  their  heirs  &  assigns  forever 
as  free  land  of  inheritance  Rendering  and  paying  as  a  Quit 
rent  for  the  same  the  value  of  Four  Bushells  of  wheat 
yearly  upon  the  29"'  day  of  September  if  demanded  unto 
his  Royal  Highness  the  Duke  of  York  &  his  Heirs  or  such 
Gov.  or  Governers  as  shall  be  from  time  to  time  appointed 
&  set  over  them  as  in  &  by  the  said  writing  or  pattcnt  re- 
lation being  thereunto  had  may  more  fully  cS:  at  large 
appear.  And  whereas  the  said  Nath.  Sylvester  bv  a  cer- 
tain Deed  or  writing  under  his  hand  6i  seal  bearing  date 
the  17  day  of  Nov.  1668  hatii  remited  released  &  for  ever 
quit  claimed  unto  the  said  Thomas  Hart  and  Latimer 
Sampson  parties  to  the  above  mentioned  grant  their  Heirs 
and  assigns  for  ever  all  his  right  interest,  estate,  Title  and 
demand  which  he  ever  had  of  in  &  to  all  and  singular  the 
afore  mentioned  Tract  or  parcell  of  land  tS:  appurtenances 
by  virtue  whereof  the  said  Thomas  Hart  &  Latimer  Samp- 
son were  seized  &  become  the  only  owners  &  proprietors 
of  the  aforementioned  tract  of  Land  commonl}'  called  Hors 
Neck  togather  with  a  Neck  of  meadow  called  the  Fort 
Neck  both  lying  &  situate  as  above  recited  as  in  &  by  his 
Deed  under  his  hand  &.  seal  Recorded  doth  now  fullv  &  at 
large  appear. 

And  Whereas  the  above  said  Latimer  Sampson  did  by 
his  last  Will  &  Testament  bearing  date  the  16  day  of  Sept. 
1668  Give  and  bequeath  his  estate  both  real  &  personal 
upon  Long  Island,  shelter  Island  or  else  where  in  New 
England  unto  Grizzell  the  Eldest  daughter  of  the  said 
Nath.  Sylvester  as  by  the  said  Will  now  on  Record  in  the 
Secretaries  office  may  likewise  more  fullv  appear.  And 
whereas  Robart  Strey  of  this  City  Merchants  John  Brown 
of  Flushing  in  Long  Island  substitute  attorney  unto  the 
said  Thomas  Hart  did  convev  unto  James  Llovd  of  Boston 
Merchant  all  the  right  Title  tS:  interest  of  him   the  said 


422  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Thomas  Hart  in  &  unto  the  said  before  mentioned  tract, 
neck  or  parcell  of  Land  and  premises  as  in  and  by  their 
Deed  under  their  hands  and  seals  recorded  in  the  Secreta- 
ries office  may  appear  And  whereas  the  said  Thos.  Hart 
did  afterwards  release  unto  the  said  James  Lloyd  all  his 
right  claim  or  title  unto  the  premises  so  conveyed  by  the 
said  Robart  Storey  and  John  Brown  as  in  &  by  the  said 
release  likewise  on  record  may  more  fully  appear.  And 
whereas  the  said  James  Lloyd  hath  intermarried  with  the 
said  Grizzell,  Daughter  of  the  said  Nathanill  Sylvester  as 
aforesaid  &  hath  made  application  unto  me  for  a  confirma- 
tion of  the  said  parcell  of  land  &  meadow  &  premices  by 
pattent  under  the  scale  of  this  province  Now  know  yee 
That  I  the  said  Thomas  Dongan  for  the  consideration  afore- 
said by  vertue  of  the  power  &  Authority  from  his  most 
sacred  Maj.  to  me  devised  and  in  pursuance  of  the  same 
here  Give,  Granted,  Ratifyed  Released  and  confirm  and  by 
these  presents  Do  Give,  grant  ratify  release  and  confirm 
unto  the  said  James  Lloyd  his  heirs  &  assigns  All  that  be- 
fore recorded  Tract  Neck  or  Parcell  of  land  situate,  lying 
and  being  on  the  North  side  of  the  said  Long  Island  called 
Horse  Neck,  butted  and  bounded  as  afore  said  as  also  all 
that  before  mentioned  Neck  of  meadow  on  the  south  side 
of  the  said  Long  Island  called  Fort  Neck  togather  with  all 
the  mesuages  tenements  buildings  fencings,  orchards,  gar- 
dens pastures,  meadows  marshes  wood  under  woods  trees 
timber  Rivers  runns,  Brooks  Ponds  streams  creeks  harbors 
Beaches  fishing  banking  Hunting  &  fowling  and  all  other 
the  right  members  Proffits  advantages  and  appurtenances 
whatsoever  and  advantages  to  the  said  Neck  Parcell  or 
Tract  of  Land  &  meadow  or  any  part  thereof  in  any  way 
annexed  adjoining  belonging  or  appertaining  or  adopted 
reputed  taken  known  or  accepted  as  part  parcell  or  member 
thereof.  And  moreover  by  vertue  of  the  power  &  author- 
ity atore  said  to  me  the  said  Thomas  given  &  in  we  resid- 
ing and  for  the  reason  &  considerations  aforesaid  1  have  & 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  425. 

by  these  presents  so  make,  erect,  and  constitute  the  said 
tract  Neck  or  parcell  of  land  &  meadow  together  with  all 
and  every  the  above  granted  premises  with  every  of  their 
appurtenances  unto  one  Lordship  &  Manner  to  all  intents 
and  purposes  &  the  same  shall  from  henceforth  be  called 
the  Lord  ship  and  Manor  of  Queens  Village  and  I  the  said 
Thomas  Dongan  have  also  given  &  granted  and  by  these 
presents  do  give  &  grant  unto  the  said  James  Lloyd  and 
unto  the  heirs  &  assignes  of  the  said  James  Lloyd  forever 
full  power  &  authority  at  all  times  for  ever  hereafter  in 
the  said  Lord-ship  &  Manner  on  Court  Lut  to  hold  cS:  keep 
at  such  time  &  times  &.  so  often  yearly  as  he  or  they  shall 
see  meet  for  the  tryall  of  all  causes  not  exceeding  the  sum 
of  Five  Pounds  and  also  from  time  to  time  to  award  and 
issue  out  the  customary  writts  to  be  issued  and  awarded 
out  of  the  said  Court  Lut  to  be  kept  by  the  said  James 
Lloyd  his  heirs  and  assigns  forever  or  his  or  their  steward 
deputed  &  appointed,  with  full  cS:  ample  power  »k  authority 
to  dcstiain  for  rent  and  services  payable  by  reason  of  the 
premises  and  all  other  lawfuU  remedies  and  means  for  the 
hearing  proposing,  receving,  levying  *  -  *  * 
and  enjoyning  the  said  premises  and  every  part  and  parccll 
of  the  same  and  all  and  every  sum  or  sums  of  mony  to  be 
paid  as  a  port  fine  upon  any  fine  or  fines  to  be  levyed  of 
any  lands,  tenements  or  hereditements  within  the  said  Lord 
ship  or  Mannor  of  Queens  Village  and  I  the  said  Thomas 
Dongan  by  virtue  of  my  said  power  and  authority  have 
given  and  granted  and'  by  these  presents  do  give  and  grar.t 
unto  the  said  Jams  Lloyd  his  heirs  &  assignes  that  all  and 
singular  the  tenements  of  him  the  said  Jams  Lloyd  withm 
the  said  Manner  shall  and  may  at  all  times  hereafter  meet 
together  and  chuse  assessors  within  the  Manor  afoiesaid 
according  to  such  ways  rules  and  methods  as  arc  pre- 
scribed for  Cities  Towns  or  Townships  within  this  gover- 
ment  by  the  act  of  the  General  Assembly  of  this  Province 
for  the  raising  of  money  to  defray  the  public  charge  nn  I 


424  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

all  such  sums  of  money  so  raised  to  collect  &  dispose  of  for 
the  use  aforesaid  according  as  in  the  said  act  is  set  down 
and  prescribed  to  have  and  to  hold  all  and  singular  the 
the  said  tract  parcell  or  Neck  of  land  and  meadow  the  said 
Lordship  and  Mannor*  of  Queens  Village  and  all  and 
singular  herebefore  granted  or  mentioned  to  be  granted 
premises  with  there  and  every  of  their  rights,  members 
[)rivileges  and  appertenances  unto  the  said  Jams.  Lloyd 
his  heirs  and  assigns  forever  to  the  only  proper  use  benefit 
and  behoof  of  him  the  said  James  Lloyd  his  heirs  and  as- 
signs forever  yielding  and  paying  there  fore  yearly  and 
every  year  from  henceforth  unto  our  Sovereign  Lord  king 
James  the  second  his  heirs,  successors  &  assignesor  to  such 
officer  or  officers  as  shall  be  appointed  to  receive  the  same 
on  the  25  day  of  March  yearly  from  hence  forth,  the  quit 
rent  of  lour  bushells  of  good  winter  wheat  at  New  York 
or  the  value  there  of  in  current  money  of  this  province  in 
full  of  all  rents  or  former  reserved  rents  services  and  de- 
mands whatever  to  be  holden  of  his  most  sacred  Majesty 
his  heirs  and  successors  in  free  and  common  socage 
according  to  the  tenor  of  East  Greenwich  in  the  County  of 
Kent  in  the  Kingdom  of  England  given  under  my  hand 
and  seal  with  the  seal  ot  the  said  province  at  Fort  Jams  in 

[*The  Patent  from  Gov.  Richard  Nicolls  to  John  Richbell  of 
Lloyd's  Neck,  dated  Dec.  18,  1665,  has  already  been  inserted. 
Mrs.  Charlotte  Lloyd  Schmidt,  in  her  "Memoranda  concerning 
Lloyd's  Neck,"  mentions  two  othercolonial  confirmation  grants 
made  of  the  same  territvjry,  copies  of  which  are  not  among  the 
papers  in  our  Town  Clerk's  office.  They  are,  an  additional 
patent  by  Gov.  Nicholls,  Nov.  20,  1667,  and  still  another  by 
Gov.  Androt^s,  1677.  They  contain  no  very  special  featuresnot 
embraced  in  the  other  grants.  The  last,  given  above,  created 
a  Lordship  or  Manor,  and  included  a  method  of  local  govern- 
ment under  which  justice  was  administered  and  civil  affairs 
carried  on  independent  chiefly  of  adjoining  towns.  This  mano- 
rial government  continued  in  force  down  to  the  Revolutionary 
War,  nearly  one  hundred  years.  It  was  then  abolished  and  the 
territory  annexed  for  governmental  purposes  to  the  town  of 
Oysterbay.— C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  425 

the  City  of  New  York  the  18  day  of  March  in  the  year  of 
our  Lord  1685  and  the  second  year  of  the  rei<^n  of  our  said 
Soverign  Lord  Jams  the  second  by  the  Grace  of  God,  of 
En«^land  Scotland  France  and  Ireland  King  defender  of 
the  faith. 

Thomas  Doncjon  [Seal.] 

May  it  please  your  Hon, 

The  Attorney  Gen'  hath  perused 
this  pattent  and  finds  nothing  contained  therein  j)rejudi- 
cial  to  his  Majestys  interest 

J  A.  Graham 
Examined  March  17.  1685 

Recorded  by  John  S])rague  seer.  March  18.  1685. 
{File  Lloyd's  Neck  I'apera,  G.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 


[1685,  Apr.  2. J 

April  2.  1685.  At  a  Town  Meeting  it  was  voted  ^  granted 
that  John  Brush  shall  have  four  acres  of  land  towards  his 
dixision,  lying  and  joyning  partly  to  the  lot  formerly 
granted  to  John  Holmes. 

The  day  above  said,  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Epe- 
netus  Piatt  shall  have  ten  acres  of  land,  towards  his  division 
lying  on  the  east  of  John  Brushes  four  acres,  &  Rich 
Brushes  house-l»t  or  land  joyning  to  his  hems  lot. 

[Copy  made  in  the  year  1873  from  original  in  Court 
Records,  p.  — .] 

at  a  town  meeting  Aprill  y''  second  1685  it  was  voated  and 
granted  y'  John  davis  shall  change  his  land  at  y''  brick 
kills  for  a  peece  of  land  lying  between  Edward  ketchams 


426  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

&  Benjamin  scrivners  lots  to  be  layd  out  at  ye  discrescion 
of  ye  surveyors. 

y''  day  above  sd  it  was  voted  and  granted  that  Joseph  Whit- 
man shall  have  fifteen  acers  of  land  joyning  to  y^  north  sid 
of  Isake  platts  land  on  y""  East  sid  of  y*"  town  by  stoney 
Brook  path. 

it  was  voted  and  granted  by  y"  town  that  John  Wicks 
shall  have  a  piece  of  land  in  ye  East  neck  about  an  acare 
more  or  less  joyning  to  his  land  to  be  layed  out  at  ye  dis- 
cresion  of  y"^  layers  out. 

The  day  above  said  it  was  voated  and  granted  that  Timothy 
Conkling  shall  have  six  acres  of  Land  towards  his  division 
lying  on  y''  north  side  of  abiel  titus  &  Jonathan  Scudders 
land  upon  y''  halfe  mile  hill. 

y*^  day  afore  sd.  it  was  voated  and  granted  y*  Robert  Cran- 
feild  shall  have  towards  his  division  of  Land  three  acres 
joyning  to  James  Smiths  on  y*"  west  neck  neer  hors  neck. 

Richard  davis  has  a  grant  of  about  2  acres  of  Land  by  ye 
major  part  of  y*^  town  y''  day  above  sd.  y"^  Land  Lyeth  be- 
tween Edward  kecham's  hous  Lott  &  Benjamen  Scrivners 
hous  lot  and  y*^  sd.  two  acers  of  to  be  Layd  out  by  discres- 
sion  of  y*'  surveyors  y^  sd.  Richard  davis  is  hereby  injoyned 
to  be  subject  to  y''  town  act  conserning  trads  made. 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  pp.  123-5.) 


[DEED.     EDWARD  KETCHAM  TO  RICHARD 
DAVIS.] 

[1685,  April  10.] 

This  Indenture  made  y^  tenth  day  of  aprill  and  in  y^  37**' 
yearc  of  y*"  Raigne  of  our  Soverd.  Lord  Charles  y*^  Second 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  427 

by  y'^  grace  of  God  king  of  England  Scotland  ffrance  & 
Ireland,  defender  of  y''  faith  ect.  And  in  y  year  of  our  lord 
Christ  1685.  Between  Edward  kecham  tayler  of  y''  town 
of  Huntington  in  y*^  County  of  Suffolk  in  y*'  province  of 
New  york  on  long  Island  in  America  on  y"^  one  part  and 
Richard  Davis  of  )•"  above  sd.  town  &  County  weaver  on 
y''  other  parte,  witnesseth  y'  y"  above  sd.  Edward  kecham 
for  divers  Reasons  &  good  Causes,  me  heere  untomoveing, 
But  cspecally  for  and  in  consideration  of  y*"  sume  of  thirty 
and  one  pounds  in  passable  pay  to  him  at  and  before  y''  en- 
sealling and  delivery  oi  these  p''sents  well  &  truly  in  hand 
pa3'ed  by  3''  sd.  Richard  Davis  whare  of  and  where  with  he 
y*^  sd.  Edward  kecham  doth  acknowledge  him  selfe  full\- 
sattisfied  Contented  &  payd  hath  granted  barganed  sold  t*^ 
bv  these  p'sents  doth  fully  cleerly  and  absolutl}-  grant 
alinate  bargain  sell  and  conhrme  unto  y'^  sd.  Richard  Davis 
his  hous  and  six  acres  of  his  hous  lott  lying  and  being  in 
huntington  and  all  Barnes  stables  orchyards  gardins  and 
fences  togeather  with  all  benifits  priveledges  &  profits  of 
woods  springs  ol  watter  mines  or  munaralls  y'  now  is  or 
heere  after  shall  be  in  or  upon  y'^  above  sd.  six  acres  of 
Land  being  butted  and  Bounded  as  folio weth  :  To'  y''  kings 
high  way  on  y*"  noth  to  y*^  lot  of  Jn"  Davis  on  y"  west  to  y'' 
woods  on  y^  South  :  to  y''  Land  of  Edward  kecham  cS:  Rich- 
ard Williams  on  y"'  East  To.  have  And  to  hold  the  sd.  six 
acres  of  Land  with  all  y'"  above  mentioned  and  every  one 
of  )-'"  above  mentioned  priveledges  unto  y*"  above  said  Rich- 
ard Davis  his  heirs  executors,  administrators  or  assignes : 
and  to  y*  only  proper  use  and  behoofe  of  y*'  sd.  Richard 
Davis  him  his  heirs  executors  administrators  or  asignesfor 
ever:  Andy''  above  sd  Edward  Ketcham  for  himself  his 
heirs  executors,  administrators  or  assignes  doe  Covencnt 
promis  and  grant  by  these  p'sents  That  at  y"  ensealling 
hereof,  I  am  y''  sole  and  LawfuU  owner  of  all  y*"  fore  bar- 
gained primeses  and  am  Lawfully  seased  of  &  in  y*"  same  in 
my  own  Right  And  y^sd.  Richard  Davis  his  heirs  executors 


428  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

administrators  and  assignes  shall  and  may  by  force  and 
vartue  of  these  presents  from  time  to  time  and  at  all  times 
for  ever  here  after  Lawfully  peacably  and  quiatly  hold  use 
occupy  possesse  and  injoye  y*^  above  granted  primeses  free 
and  cleere  and  clerly  atquitted  and  discharged  of  and  from 
all  manner  of  former  &  other  gifts,  grants,  Leaces,  mor- 
geages  joynturs,  dowres,  titles,  titles  of  dower  judgments 
executions  entailes  and  of  &  from  all  other  titles,  troubles 
and  incumbrences  what  so  ever  had  made  Committed  or 
wittingly  or  willingly  suffered  or  don  by  the  said  Edward 
Ketcham,  or  by  any  other  person  or  persons  what  so  ever 
Lawfully  Claiming  from  by  or  under  him  y"  sd.  Edward 
ketcham  or  by  his  means,  esent,  privetly  or  procurment : 
and  y''  sd.  Edward  ketcham  his  heirs  executors  and  assignes 
&  all  &  every  other  person  and  persons  w^hat  so  ever  Law- 
fully claiming  from  by  or  under  him  them  or  any  of  them 
shall  and  will  warrant  &  for  ever  defend  only  Reserving 
unto  his  Royel  highnesse  his  Intrust  in  witnesse  where  ot  I 
3'"  above  sd.  Edward  Ketcham  have  here  unto  set  to  my 
hand  fixed  my  scale  y*^  day  and  year  first  above  w^ritten. 
Signed  sealed  and  quiat  possesion  delivered  in  y"  presents 
of 

John  ketcham  )  This  above  sd.  indenture  w^as  acknowl- 
Samuel  Titus  j  edged  by  Edward  ketcham  and  his  wife 

Mary  ketcham  to  be  don  vollenteryly  and  freel}'  by  them 
both  this  14"'  of  Aprill  1685  before  mee,  Epenetus  platt 
Justis  of  y'' peace. 

Edward  Ketcham 
Mary  Ketcham 
X  her  mark, 
a  true  coppy  of  y^  originall 
by  me  John  Corey  May  12 

Clerk         1685. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  193-4) 


HUXTTNCTOX    Tf>\VN    RECORDS.  429 

[COURT  RECORDS.     SUIT  ABOUT  A  COAT.] 

[1685,  June  3.1 

At  a  Court  held  in  huntington  by  his    Maj-'''  authoryty 
Jun  y*^  3,  1685. 

The  members  where  of  are 
Mr  Isack  platt 
Mr  James  Chichester 
Isack  Gray  plant,  against 
Steven  Jarvis  Jun.  defendant 

Entered. 
In  an  action  of  debt  for  a  barill  of  oyle  dew    by  Covenant 
to  y''  plentive. 

The  Charges  of  y''  Court. 

s     d 

for  an  acion 7     ^ 

for  writin  y''  warant 13 

for  serving  ........09 

for  y"  dark 3     9 

for  y*^  cry  ........10 

for  y*^  plen*     .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .13 

2  witness  ........         i     o 

100  16  6 
130  9 
I  

17  3 
Winecha  Barnes  testefieth  y'  Steven  Jarves  Jun""  came  to 
her  hous  about  y®  latter  end  of  Last  March  ory"^  beginning 
of  Aprill  to  have  a  cote  made  and  he  tryed  Isace  grays 
cote  on  him  and  said  it  fit  for  him,  and  said  Isack  gray 
said  I  wish  I  had  i  barill  of  oyle  for  it,  steven  sd.  1  will 
give  you  one  barrill  of  (oyle)  for  it ;  Isaac  said  let  me  take 
my  gloves  &  hanckerchief  out  of  y''  pockets  and  you  shall 
have  it.  then  steven  Jarvis  gave  him  his  hand  and  said  he 
would  deliver  him  i  barrill  of  oyle  either  at   this   town  or 


430  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

yorke  which  he  pleased,  and  further  seth  not :  Aloso  Win- 
cha  Samons  testifieth  y""  same  with  her  Mother  above, 
sworne  in  open  Cour^  The  Court  haveing  heard  y®  cause 
and  serioas-Ly  Considered  y''  same ;  doe  finde  for  y''  plen* 
y^  y^  defend,  shall  according  to  his  bargan  pay  y''  plent*. 
one  barrill  of  oyle  or  for  want  there  of  shall  pay  other  pay 
aquivelent ;  together  with  cost  of  suit  and  other  ensident- 
all  charges  ensuing  there  upon* 
{Court  Eec.yp.  419.) 


[DEED.    JOHN  MITCHELL  TO  THOMAS  FLEET.] 

[1685,  June  12.] 

This  Indenture  mad  y"  twelveth  day  of  June  :  and  in  y* 
first  year  of  oursover,d  Lord  James  y*"  second  by  y*"  Grace 
of  god  king  of  England  Scotland  ffrance  &  Irland  defender 
of  y'  faith  and  in  y'"  year  of  our  Lord  Christ  1685  :  Between 
John  Michell  of  y*  town  of  Huntington  in  y"^  County  of 
Suffolk  in  new  yorkshire  upon  long  Island  Carpenter  on  y^ 
one  part  And  thomas  ffleet :  sen'  of  y""  above  sd.  town  & 
County.  Marchant  on  y*^^  other  part :  Witnesseth  y'  y*^  sd. 
John  Michell :  for  divers  Reasons  &  good  Causes  him 
hcere  unto  moving  but  especially  for  &  in  consideration  of 
a  valuable  sum  of  merchantable  goods  :  to  him  at  &  before 
y''  ensealling  &  delivery  of  these  presents  well  &  truly  in 
hand  payed  by  y*"  above  sd.  Thos.  lifleet :  where  of  &  where 
with  he  y*'  sd  Jn"  Michell  doth  accknowledg  himselfe  fully 
satisfied  contented  &  payd  hath  granted  aliened  Bargened 
sold  aaid  confirmed  And  by  these  p'sents  doth  fully  cleerly 

[*  This  is  only  given  as  a  specimen  out'  of  a  great  number  of 
such  suits  about  small  matters,  and  which  fill  the  greater  part 
of  one  book  entitled  "Court  Records."  It  has  not  been  thought 
best  to  print  tliem,  at  least  until  after  more  important  records 
have  been  printed. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  431 

&  absolutly  grant  alien  bargan  sell  and  Confirme  unto  y* 
above  sd.  Thomas  ffleet  my  hous  &  home  Lott  Containing 
about  two  acres  &  three  quarters  be  it  more  or  be  it  Lesse 
lying  &  being  in  Huntington  above  sd.  and  formerly 
grannted  by  y*^  town  unto  James  Chichester  J"'"",  thence 
allinated  unto  Jn"  Michell  above  sd.  being  bounded  on  y^ 
South  with  y"^  Lot  y*  did  formerly  belong  to  John  Scudder: 
on  y*"  west  &  north  with  y*^  kings  high  way  and  on  y''  east 
with  y^'  woods  in  Common  together  with  all  Barnes  sta- 
bles, orchards  gardens  and  buildings,  with  all  fences  to  y'^ 
same  belonging,  unto  y''  above  said  Tho^  ffleet  him  his  heirs 
executors  administrators  and  assignes 

To  have  hold  use  occupy  possesse  and  peacably  to  In- 
joye  with  out  let  or  mollistation  for  ever  and  further  y^ 
above  said  John  Michell  doth  bind  him  selfe  his  heirs  exec- 
utors, administrators  and  assignes  to  save  harm  lesse  and 
indamnefied  y"'  fore  sd.  Thomas  ffleet  sen''  him  his  heirs 
executors  Administrators  and  assignes  from  any  person  or 
persons  what  so  ever  who  may  or  shall  lay  any  just  and 
law  full  claim  to  any  part  or  parcel  of  y^'  above  granted 
bargan  and  by  these  p'sents  shall  &  will  Warrant  and  de- 
fend and  for  ever  defend  only  Reserving  unto  his  Maj*'** 
his  Intrust  In  witnesse  whereof  I  y"  fore  mentioned  John 
Michell  have  here  unto  set  my  hand  and  seal.  The  day 
and  year  first  above  written,  John  MiGHELL. 

signed  sealed  and  ^^^  "'"'^'^  "^ 

quiat  possesion  Mary  X  Michell 

delivered  in  y''  p'sents 
of  us. 

Witnesse 

the  murk  of 

Thomas  Bigesx 
Thomas  Higbye. 

This  is  a  true  Coppy  of  y^  originall  by  mee  John  Corey 
Clark 

July  y*  6«"  1685. 
(Deeds,  Vol  1,  pp.  197-8  ) 


432  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEATH  OF  JOHN  FINCH.] 

1685,  June  19.] 

John  ffinch,  senior :  departed    this  Life  June  y*^  nineteenth 
in  y*'  year  of  our  Lord  1685 
{Court  Eec,  p.  207.) 


[STEPHEN  JARVIS  ARRESTED  FOR  DEBT.] 

[1685,  July  6.] 

Hunting-ton  July  y''  6^^  1685  :  to  y*"  Con*'  there  of. 
You  are  hereby  Required  in  his  Maj''  name  to  take  y* 
body  of  Steven  Jarvis  Jun"^  or  for  want  there  of  his  estate 
for  y^  Satisfing  of  Isaac  Gray  in  on  barrill  of  0}le  or  y® 
vallue  there  of  according  to  y*'  judgment  of  y'"  Court:  to- 
gether with  cost  y^  of  Court  and  other  charges  there  upon 
incurred  being  alredy  *o  17'  iT^  as  followeth. 

£. 

for  y*  tryel  of  y''  accion  o 

for  y®  warrant  o 

for  y"  sarving  i* :  6'' :  for  y*^  cryer  i^  ) 
for  supening  2  witnes  8''  j  o 

for  y*^  Clerke  3*  g^  witnes  i  o 

for  y*  plentives  time  i':  3'' 
for  y*  2  witness  time  i  :  o 
(Court  Records,  p.  420.) 


s. 

d. 

07 

06 

01 

03 

03 

02 

06 

6 

[DEED.     ROBERT  ARTHUR  TO  JOHN  GREEN] 

[1685,  Aug.  6.] 

Witneseth  these  p'"sents  y*  I  Robart  Arther  of  y^  town  of 
Huntington  in  y*"  County  of  Suffolk  upon  long  Island  And 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  433 

in  y*"  CoUony  of  our  soverign  Lord  king  James  v''  second 
&c.  on  y''  sixt  day  of  augost  in  y  first  year  of  his  Majesties 
Raigne  have  and  by  these  p'sents  doe  upon  good  Consider- 
ation sell  alinate  and  make  over  my  accommondations  home 
lott  orchard  with  my  dweling  hous  or  seller  and  one  hun- 
dred pounds  Commondage  with  all  y*^  priviledges  cS: 
Imanities  there  unto  belonging  or  what  shall  or  may  belong 
unto  y"  sd.  p'meses  from  me  y''  sd.  Robart  Arther  my. heirs, 
executors  administrators  and  assignes  to  John  Greene  of 
Huntington  his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  assignes 
for  ever:  for  him  y''  sd.  John  Greene  to  have  And  to  hold, 
to  him  &  his  heirs  for  ever  with  out  Lett  trouble  hindrence 
or  molestation  of  any  person  or  persons  what  soever,  justly, 
or  Injustl}^  claiming  any  Right  unto  y*-'  sd.  p'mcses  or  any 
part  or  parcell  there  of  and  as  fully  Largely  and  Amply  as 
may  or  can  be  made  or  granted  by  any  deed,  bill  of  sale  or 
any  other  convayence  what  so  ever  the  above  sd.  John 
Greene  satisfing  y  said  Robart  Arther  twenty  pounds  ac- 
cording to  bill  And  for  y*"  performence  here  of  I  have  here 
unto  set  my  hand  and  seal  the  6"'  of  August  1685 
sealed  and  delivered  Robart  Arther 

in  presents  of  hisxmark 

Symon  Lane  ^L^.RV  x  Arth i;r 


1685 
Edward  ketcham. 


{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  199. 


y®  above  sd.  is  a  true  coi)py 
of  y*^  originall  by  me. 

John  Corey,  Clark. 


[MARRIAGE  OF  JONATHAN  MILLER.] 

[1685,  Sept.  28.]- 

Jonathan  Miller  was  maried  to  Mary  Teed  sept.  28.  1685. 
{Court  Bee,  pA7.) 


434  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[AGREEMENT.     NATHANIEL  WILLIAMS  AND 
RICHARD  BRUSH.] 

[No  date.] 

Thes  p'sants  witneseth  An  agreement  betwen  Nathanill 
willams  of  Huntington  In  y''  County  of  Suffolk  on  Long 
Island  In  Amaracah  weaver  of  y''  one  party  and  Richard 
Brush  of  y''  same  towne  and  County  of  y''  other  party  wit- 
neseth that  y'sd.  Nathanill  Willams  Is  to  make  &  maintaine 
A  sulicant  Cart  way  over  neare  y''  head  of  mill  ston  Broock 
And  y*  sd.  Nathanill  willams  Doth  bind  my  selef  my  heires 
&  exectours  Administrators  and  Assignes  to  maintaine  y" 
sd.  Richard  Brush,  And  his  haires  A  suficent  Cart  way  over 
y*  sd.  mill  stonn  Broock  &  to  maintaine  y*"  sd.  Cart  way  for 
ever  so  that  y*"  sd  Richard  Brush  is  not  to  bee  Damified 

for  want  of  y'  same. 

Nathanill  willams 
A  true  Copey  by  mee 

John  Ketcham  Rec\    , 
(Deed.%  Vol.  1,  p.l98.) 


[PAYMENT  OF  JUDGE  PALMER'S  SALARY.] 

[1685,  Nov.  16.] 

November  y*"  16*'',  1685 

Then  Reseved  from  M'  epenetus  Piatt  y*^  sume  of  foure 

pounds  four  shillings  and  six  pense  it  being  for  y^  prepor. 

tion  of  v''  towne  of  huntington  towards   y'"  judges    sallery 

due  from    y''  counte   of  Suffolk    I  say    receved    per    mee 

J.  Pallmer.* 

[*John  Palmer  was  for  a  considerable  time  a  member  of  the 
Governor's  Council  and  a  member  of  the  Court  of  Chancery,  to 
which  appeals  were  taken.  He  afterwards  made  some  trouble 
in  this  town  by  procuring  a  patent  of  lands  about  Crabmeadow, 
founded  on  an  old  Indian  deed.  These  papers  are  on  record 
in  the  office  of  the  Secretary  of  State  at  Albany. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  435 

A  true  coppy    of   y^  origanall  Resept   given    by  Judge 
Palmer  himselfc  p.  mee  Isaac  Piatt  Rec^ 

Mr  Epenetus  Piatt  after  due  Respecks,  I  send  to  you  these 
lines  is  to  desire  you :  if  your  coleckter  have  payed  yo® 
Judges  Ratte  to  you  acording  to  his  warant  and  allsoe  y® 
coleckter  of  Smithtowne  that  then  you  v^^ould  bee  pleased 
to  deliver  y"^  money  to  my  brother  John  Howell  and  his 
reseipt  with  this  my  order  shall  bee  ye''  full  discharge  as 
wittnes  my  hand  Edward  howell 

Treserur  for  y*"  countie  of  Suffolke 
Southhamton  y*'  26"'  of  novemb'  1686 
[Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  151.) 


[INVENTORY  OF  THE  GOODS   AND  CHATTELS 
OF  JOHN  "CORE."] 

[1686,  Jan.  25.] 

Huntington  y'"  25  of  January  i68|. 
An  Inventore   and  aprizment  of   the  Estate  of  John  Core 
deceased,  apprized  by  James  Chichester   Sen''  and   Joseph 
Whitemen  senour. 
6  Cattell  and  an  old  horse 
8  sheeps 
3  small  shots 

for  beding  of  divers  sortes 
all  the  deseased  wareing  clothes  of  all  sorts 
Chestes,  boxes,  bedsteds,  cradell  &  table 
potts  and  kittells  and  warming  pann 
peuter  and  spunes 
by  divers  books 

a  loume  and  weavers  geer  and  other  lumber 
by  wooden  &  housell  stuff 
Cart  yoak  and  Cart  clevey 


£. 

d. 

s. 

15 

00 

00 

03 

00 

00 

00 

15 

00 

16 

00 

00 

06 

08 

00 

04 

06 

00 

05 

GO 

00 

01 

10 

00 

02 

00 

00 

08 

CO 

00 

07 

GO 

00 

03 

10 

00 

436  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

axes,  howes  *  * 

for  Reeds  and  weaving  geers 

a  bout  20  bushels  of  corn  :  and  sum 

more  provision  for  their  present  use 

by  yarn  and  wool 

Total  82     10     00 

Tn  testimony  heir  of  wee,  above   named  have   sett  too  our 
hands 

James  Chichester 
Joseph  Whitman 
{File  No.  45.) 


01 

01 

00 

04 

00 

00 

03 

00 

00 

02 

00 

00 

[ORDER  OF  THE  GOVERNOR  CONCERNING 
EXCISE  AND  QUIT  RENTS.] 

[1686,  March  4.] 

To  Epenetus  platt  Esq  one  of  his  majestys  Justices  of  the 
peace  for  the  County  of  Suffolk 

Huntington 

This  is  by  order  of  his  Excellency  the  Gov"":  and  the 
Councill  to  acquaint  yo:^"  that  on  the  five  and  twentieth 
day  of  this  Instant  March  the  excyse  of  the  aevarell  Coun- 
tyes  on  Long  Island  either  together  or  each  County  by  it 
selfe  will  bee  publickly  Lett  to  farme  att  New  York  to  the 
highest  bidder  —  you  are  therefore  required  to  give  pub- 
lick  notice  thereof  within  yo"" :  Towne  that  such  persons  as 
may  have  a  minde  to  farme  it  may  not  losse  the  opportu- 
nity that  offers  :  I  have  not  else  but  that  I  am, 

y'  friend  &  serv* 

J.    SwiNTON. 
Newyork  March  4"'  1686. 

The  Governor  likewise  ord'**  yo"  to  acquaint  the  people 
of  y'  Town  that  unless  they  come  speedilly  &  agree  about 
their  qnittrent  they  will  bee  every  man  Exchequered  and 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  437 

that  if  they  doe  come  they  may  expect  all  the  favo""  cS:  Jus- 
tice they  can  desyre  in  having  their  pretences  confirmed 
to  them  cSl  theirs  upon  reasonable  termes. 
and  as  for  those  people  that  are  settled  upon  Crabb  mead- 
ow his  intent  is  not  that  they  shall  bee  in  the  least  dis- 
turbed but  enjoy  their  settlement  to  them  cS:  theirs  pcaca- 
bly  forever. 

ffor  his  majestys  especiall  service, 

To  bee  dispatched  forward  from  place  to  place  with 
all  possible  expedition.* 

{File  No.  12.) 

[*Gov.  Dongan  resorted  to  every  method  possible  for  raising; 
revenue,  and  his  greed  in  this  respect  made  him  very  unpopu- 
lar. In  his  report  to  the  Committee  of  Trade  in  London,  dated 
Feb.  22,  1687,  he  says  : — (See  Doc.  Hist.,  N.   }'.) 

"Besides  these,  my  Lords,  I  finding  that  many  great  incon- 
veniences daily  hapned  in  the  managemt  of  his  Ma"^  particular 
concerns  within  this  province  relating  to  his  Lands,  Rents, 
Rights,  Profits  @  Revenues  by  reason  of  the  great  distance  be- 
twixt the  Cursory  settled  Courts  @  of  the  long  delay  which 
thereon  consequently  ensued  besides  the  great  hazard  of  ven- 
turing the  matter  on  country  Jurors  who  over  @  above  that 
they  are  generally  ignorant  enough  @  for  the  most  part  linked 
together  by  affinity  are  too  much  swayed  by  their  particular 
humors  @  interests,  I  thought  fit  in  Feb.  last  by  @  with  y*-'  ad- 
vice @  consent  of  y^  Council  to  settle  and  establish  a  Court 
which  we  call  the  court  of  Judicature  (Exchequer)  to  bee  held 
before  y*^  Gov''  @  Council  for  the  time  being  or  before  such  @ 
soe  many  as  the  Gov''  should  for  that  purpose  authorize,  com- 
missionat  @  appoint  on  the  first  Monday  in  every  month  at 
New  York,  which  Court  hath  full  power  and  authority  to  hear, 
try  @  determine  suits  matters  @  variances  arising  betwixt  his 
Ma*>'  @  y"  Inhabitants  of  the  said  Province  concerning  the  said 
lands,  rents,  rights,  profits  @  revenues." 

"The  first  year  there  was  j[^%2  offered  for  the  Excise  of  Long 
Island,  but  I  thought  it  unreasonable  it  being  the  best  peopled 
place  in  this  Goverm*  @  wlierein  theres  great  consumption  of 
Rumm  @  and  therefore  I  gave  commission  to  Mr  Nicholls  @ 
Mr  Vaughton  to  gather  it  with  whom  I  made  this  agreement 
that  out  of  it  they  should  have  fourty  pounds,  @  that  they 
should  account  with  Mr  Santon  for  the  remainder." — C   R.  S.] 


438  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[SETTLEMENT  OF  DISPUTED  BOUNDARY 
WITH  LLOYD.] 
[1686,  March  10.] 

An  agreement  made  10  day  of  march  i6|-|  between  Isaac 
Piatt  James  Chichester  Joseph  Whitman  townsmen  in 
behalf  of  themselves  &  y®  Rest  of  y*"  inhabitants  of  y*^  towne 
of  huntington  and  James  Loayd  owner  of  hors  neck  for  y® 
statting  &  settling  of  ye  bounds  of  y*^  Town  of  Huntington 
&  y®  said  neck  Itt  is  hereby  muttually  agreed  and  declaired 
that  y*'  bounds  between  y''  sd.  Town  &  neck  shall  bee 
between  y®  south  Beash  of  hors  neck  &  y*"  upland  of  Hun- 
tington west  necke  as  foUoweth  :  vizt :  from  y*  enterance 
s"^.  beach  shall  bee  sixteen  Poles  or  Rods  measured  by  y® 
south  creek  side  extending  into  y''  body  of  y^  beash  or 
meddowe  from  y®  upland  of  west  necke  :  and  from  y"  next 
Point  of  s'^  upland  northeasterly  shall  be  extended  sixteen 
Rods  into  y*"  body  of  y*  sd.  meadowe  allsoe  from  y''  third 
Point  or  station  still  north  easterly  from  west  neck  upland 
shall  bee  exstended  eighteen  Rod  into  y"  body  of  y®  medowe, 
allsoe  from  y®  fourth  Point  or  station  still  north  eastward 
from  s''.  west  neck  upland  shall  bee  extended  into  y*"  body 
of  s**  meadowe  twenty  Rods  which  last  point  lyeth  nigh  y^ 
northest  Part  of  s**  medowe  soe  y*  y''  Bounds  betweene 
huntington  &  horse  Neck  shall  bee  from  extended  point  to 
point  succesively  and  from  y*"  fourth  or  last  y''  line  to  Run 
into  y''  River  northerly  sixteen  Rod  to  ye  westward  of  ye 
upland  of  y*'  blufe  point  of  west  neck  which  lyeth  toward 
the  enterance  of  y''  upland  of  hors  neck  soe  far  as  shall  in- 
clude y*"  Remainder  of  s""  meadowe  on  y*  west  neck  shore 
on  Huntington  side :  moreover  y''  town  &  townsmen  of 
huntington  aforesaid  doe  grant  unto  s'^  Loyid  his  heirs  & 
Asignes  and  tenants  or  those  y'  may  inhabitt  on  horse  neck 
free  egresse  and  Regrese  for  them  selves  cattell  and  crea- 
tures to  use  of  the  fresh  water  or  Run  w''  Runeth  att  ye 
enterence  of  y'"  beach  or  meadowe  att  y*  joining  of  Hun- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


439 


tington  west  neck  :  not  encroching  or  claiming  any  Benefitt 
privelige  on  any  Part  of  y"  upland  on  west  neck  more  than 
liberty  of  watering  att  y''  foot  thereof  and  hie  way  to  horse 
neck:  In  witness  hereof  wee  have  hereunto  set  our  hand 
&  seals  and  delivered  in 


Ja.mks  Lovi)  [l.  s.] 
James  Chichester  [l.  s.] 
Joseph  Whittman  [l.  s.1 

and 
Isaac  Platt  [l.  s.] 


the  above  said 
agreement  was  owned  and 
acknowledgd  before  mee  y^ 
year  &  day  ab.  sd. 

Epenetus  Platt 
Justice  of  Peace 
signed,  sealed  cSl  delivered 
in  p^"'  of  us. 
Jonathan  Scuder 
John  Samis 
A  true  coppy  compaired  with  y'"  origanall.  per  mce 

Isaac  Platt  Rece^* 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol  1,  p.  139  ) 

[*There  is  nothing  in  the  records  showing  the  authority  of 
the  Huntington  men  who  made  this  agreement  to  make  the 
same  and  bind  the  town,  but  it  is  probaiile  that  they  were  duly 
authorized.  Trustees  of  the  town  did  not  exist  until  some  two 
years  later,  when  they  were  appointed  under  a  new  charter  to 
the  town,  so  that  the  authority  to  make  such  an  agreement 
must  have  come  from  a  town  meetiug.  Probably  the  records 
of  such  a  town  meeting  have  been  lost,  as  no  mention  is  made 
of  it.  Whatever  differences  had  heretofore  existed  about  the 
division  between  Lloyd's  Neck  and  Huntington,  all  such  dis- 
putes were  supposed  to  be  settled  by  this  agreement,  but  differ- 
ences afterwards  arose  as  to  the  boundary.  In  1734  the  dispute 
was  referred  to  William  Willis,  D.  Jf)nesand  Richard  Woodludl 
as  arbitrators,  and  they  signed  a  decision  fixing  the  boundary, 
and  monuments  were  erected  on  the  line.  Quit-claims  by  the 
respective  parties  were  then  executed.  Althouiyh  by  the  act  of 
the  Legislature  passed  in  18S6,  Lloyd's  Nock  has  been  annexed 
to  Huntington,  this  old  line  established  in  1734  is  yet  important, 
as  it  continues  to  be  the  line  of  title  as  to  private  ownership, 
and  continues  to  be  the  boundary  through  Lloyd's  Harbor  be- 
tween the  lands  under  water  owned  by  the  town  and  those  who 
o%i<n  the  lands  under  water  to  the  north  of  the  line.  So  that 
while  the  line  as  a  township  and  county  line  has  been  extin- 
guished, it  still  continues  as  a  line  of  title. — C.  R.  S.] 


440  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.     THE  PEOPLE  UNWILLING 
TO  GIVE  UP  THEIR  PATENT.] 

[1686,  April  2.] 

Aprill  2,  1686, 

at  the  same  time  a  voatt  past  to  keep  there  patten  intire 
and  that  the  towne  would  not  grant  M'  Smith  his  desire. 

the  towne  manifested  by  an  unanannimos  voatt  ther  un- 
willingness to  give  up  their  patten  which  was  by  Governer 
Nicell  given  and  granted  to  us  but  to  give  a  coppie  thereof 
if  It  be  legally  desired  or  summoned. 

at  the  same  towne  meeting  it  was  voated  and  agreed  upon 
that  Thomas  powell,  John  Sammos,  John  Cheehan,  Jere- 
miah Smith  shall  treatt  with  and  settell  the  line  and 
boundes  of  this  town  betwixt  the  Indians  and  the  towne 
both  the  south  and  east  lines  and  what  further  may  be 
requisitt  and  what  may  be  expended  for  the  furtherance 
and  incourairment  of  the  Indians  to  further  this  desire  with 


'& 


moderation  the  towne  doe  ingage  satiffie.* 

.the  same  day  it  was  voated  y'  William  broderton  shall 
have  y''  Refusall  of  six  akers  of  loe  land  att  y''  head  of  y" 
fresh  pond  swamp  hee  to  have  it  for  his  mony  as  the 
town  &  hee  shall  agree. 

[*Granting  confirmation  patents  was  one  of  the  sources  of 
revenue  of  the  Colonial  Governors,  not  only  on  account  of  the 
fees  exacted,  but  often  in  the  new  patent  larger  quit-rents  or 
annual  dues  were  made  payable  to  the  governor.  Huntington 
was  content  with  the  grant  it  already  held  from  Gov.  Nicholls, 
made  in  1666,  but  Gov.  Dongan  wanted  the  people  to  sur- 
render it  and  take  out  a  new  one.  They  answered  that  they 
would  give  a  copy  only.  The  demand  of  the  governor  on- them 
is  not  in  the  records,  but  it  was  probably  accompanied  (as  was 
his  custom  in  such  cases)  with  a  threat  that  he  would  grant 
the  lands  not  then  purchased  from  the  Indians  to  strangers, 
if  they  did  not  comply  ;  hence  we  find  the  people  voting  to 
immediately  negotiate  with  the  Indians  for  further  purchases. 


nuNTiNcrroN  town  records.  441 

April  2,  1686  it  was  voated  and  granted  y'  Jeremiah  Smith 
shall  have    six  ackers  oi  Land  att  y"^  head  of  Cow    harbor 
swamp  part  of  it  swamp  soe  far  as  shall  be  judged  meet. 
( Town  Meetings,  Vol.  I,  p.  Wd.) 


[JARVIS  FAMILY  RECORD.] 

[1686,  April  26.] 

Stephen  Jarvis  sonn  of  Stephen  Jarvis  Jim"^  was  borne  y® 
2  of  June  in  y*^  year  1683. 

Abraham   Jarvise  sonn  of  Stephen  Jarvis  was  Borne  y^ 
26*''  of  Aprill  in  y''  yeer  i6||- 
{Si(ri-eyi<,p.  160  J 


[DEED.     JOHN  GOLDING  TO  JOHN  SKIDiMORE.] 

[1686,  ^L^y  17.]' 

This  indenture  made  y*^  seventeene  Day  of  may  in  y^ 
second  ycer  of  The  Raine  of  our  sovr.  Lord  Janes  the  sec- 
ond King  of  greate  Brittan  f ranee  and  Ireland  et  cet.  and 
in  y''  ycer  of  our  Lord  Acording  to  y''  computation  of  }•'' 
Church  of  England  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaightie  six, 

Gov.  Dongan,  in  his  report  to  the  Crown  officers  in  England, 
in  1687,  after  complaining  of  the  small  quit  rents,  says  : 

"These  people  have  renewed  their  Patents  under  a  greater 
Quit-Rent  as  will  appear  by  the  list  sent  herewith  most  of  these 
patents  granted  by  mee  were  confirmations  alsoe 

The  methods  I  took  for  obliging  them  to  this  was  finding 
several  tracts  of  land  in  their  townships  not  purchased  of  the 
Indians  and  soe  at  his  Maty^  disposal.  They  were  willing 
rather  to  submit  to  a  greater  Quit  Rent  than  have  that  un- 
purchased land  disposed  of  to  others  than  themselves". — 
{See  Doc.  Hist.  N.   Y.)—Q.  R.  S.] 


442  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

Beetweene  John  Goulding  of  fresh  pond  necke  w*^  in  y® 
Bounds  of  huntington  upon  long  Island  w*''  in  the  Counte 
of  Suffooke  &  province  of  new  yorke  in  America  husban- 
man  and  grace  his  wife  of  y^  one  p*'^  and  John  Scudimore 
Ju"^  of  the  afore  sd.  town  counte  and  Province  husbanman 
one  y^  other  Partie  witnesseth  that  y*'  said  John  golding  & 
grace  his  wife  for  divers  good  causes  and  considerations 
us  thereunto  moving  butt  especially  for  &  in  y''  considera- 
tion of  y*^  sum  of  fortie  eaight  Pounds  of  Currant  Pay  of 
this  provence  in  hand  secured  before  ensealling  and  deliv- 
ering of  these  p''sents,  Have  barganed  Alienated  sould  and 
Confirmed  and  by  these  presents  from  us  our  heirs  exseke- 
ters  administrators  assignes  :  Doe  alienate  Bargain  sell  & 
confirme  unto  y*^  afore  sd.  John  Scudemore  all  and  singaler 
that  eaighteen  acars  of  upland  sittuate  and  lying  on  fresh 
pond  neck  butting  &;  bounding  as  specified,  the  east  end 
neer  a  spring  that  Lveth  in  Commonedge  between  this  sd. 
land  and  the  land  of  Thomas  Scudimore  the  south  side 
with  y*"  buring  hill  of  y'  Place  the  west  end  south  west  w^*" 
y®  hie  way  that  leads  to  Crabmedow  as  allsoe  backe  of  my 
medoe  Bounded  on  the  east  with  y*"  medow  of  Jonathan 
Luice  situate  lying  one  y''  north  eas  part  of  crabmedow, 
one  y''  south  with  a  Creeke  one  the  west  w*''  y*^  medoe  of 
John  betts  one  y*"  north  side  with  the  Beach :  which  whole 
proportion  of  medoe  is  to  bee  equally  Devided  in  to  too 
parts  and  John  Goelding  to  have  y'*  first  choice  the  other 
part  of  medow  w"'  y''  Aforesaid  mentioned  eaighteen  Acars 
of  upland  Bee  it  more  or  lese  to  gether  w**"  all  Rights  & 
priveliges  that  doe  or  may  beelong  or  in  any  wise  Aper- 
taine  to  y*  same  to  together  with  all  wayes,  woods,  under- 
woods unto  y*^  same  Belonging  or  in  any  wise  Appertaining 
wee  say  all  our  Rights  &  tittle  as  it  belongeth  unto  us 
deriving  from  Gov'  Lovelace  and  a  court  of  asizes  or  by 
deed  or  grant  from  y"^  town  of  huntington  or  from  any 
other  pson  or  psons  as  by  giuft  from  Indian  or  any  other 
what  soever  we  doe  Confirm  unto  the  afore  said  John  Scud- 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN   RECORDS.  443 

amore  to  have  and  to  hold  all  y**  afore  said  and  granted 
p'^mises  and  Apurtinances  unto  y°  sd  John  Scudimore  his 
heirs  exseketers  admincstators  and  asighnes  for  ever  :  only 
the  said  John  Scudimore  to  cleere  y*'  soill  Right  upon  his 
own  Charge  and  doe  cleer  John  Goulding  of  and  from  the 
same  and  I  the  said  John  goulding  and  grace  my  wife  for 
our  selves  our  heirs  esecutors  administrators  and  asighnes 
doe  Covenant  promise  and  grant  to  and  w^''  y*"  said  John 
Scudimore  afore  sd.  yt.  the  said  John  goulding  and  grace 
my  wife  is  and  stand  firmly  seced  of  a  good  sure  and  pcrfit 
estate  in  y°  law  of  y""  sd.  upland  and  medoc  exsept  before 
exsepted  :  and  y*^  the  afore  mentioned  premises  is  free  from 
all  grants  bargens  sales  morgages  or  convaanccs  wdiat 
soever  and  further  the  said  John  goulding  and  grace  my 
wife  doth  for  our  selves,  our  heirs  an  asighnes  Covenant 
promise  and  grant  to  and  with  y°  sd.  John  Scudimore  his 
heaires  and  asighnes  y'  at  any  time  or  times  heer  after 
upon  Request  made  y'^  said  John  goulding  and  grace  his 
wife  shall  and  will  bee  Reddy  to  give  all  other  and  further 
securitie  which  hee  or  his  learned  Counsel  shall  thinke  fitt. 
In  Witnesse  whearof  wee  have  heerunto  set  our  hands  and 
seals  the  day  and  yeer  above  written, 
signed  sealled  and  delivered  the  markeXof 

in  y*"  p'sents  of  us  John  Gouldin 

Joseph  Bayly  the  marke  of 

Thomas  higbe  grace X(;oui,din 

May  y^'  28">  1686 

This  bille  of  saille  was  Acknowledgd  this  seventeen  of 
may  1686:  before  mee  Epenetus  Platt  Justice  of  The 
Peace. 

This  is  a  True  Coppy  of  y"  origanall  p  mee  Isaac  Platt. 
Rec-^ 

Enterlind  before 
sighned  a  true  Copy 
{Deeds,  Vol  1,  pp.  203-4.) 


444  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[LAND  OF  ROBERT  KELLUM.] 

[1686,  May  27.] 

the  six  acars  of  Land  granted  to  Robart  Kellam  by  y''  town 
may  y""  23''  168 1,  upon  y*"  west  neck  att  y®  harbors  mouth 
was  Layd  out  by  Samuell  Titus  survaor,  y""  27**"  of  may 
1686  fortie  Rods  in  Length  and  twenty  four  Rods  in  bredth 
in  y''  same  Place  where  y®  town  did  grant  it, 

p  mee  Isaac  Piatt,  Reco"^ 
{Court  Eec, p.  56.) 


[BENJAMIN  JOHNSON  BOUND  TO  SERVICE.] 

1686,  June  10.] 

Bee  it  known  to  all  men  by  these  presents  that  I  Robart 
Johnson  and  mary  his  wife  hath  freely  given  a  sonn  called 
by  the  name  of  Benjamin  Johnson  unto  Thomas  whisson 
and  martha  his  wife  till  hee  come  of  age  and  that  the  said 
Thomas  whisson  shall  not  dispose  of  the  said  child  unto 
any  person  without  it  bee  to  a  good  traide  and  a  consien- 
sius  man  and  a  good  Liver  and  that  y"  said  thomas  shall 
bring  him  up  to  Readding  Righting  sifering,  In  wittnes 
here  of  I  have  heer  unto  sett  to  my  hand,  the  above  said 
prmased  I,  doe  hope  to  perform  as  wittnes  my  hand. 

Thomas  Whitson. 

June  y*"  10"'  1686 

A  true  Coppy  comparied  w*''  the  origanall  p.  mee 

Isaac  Piatt  Rec^ 
{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  141.) 


[DEED.     DAVID  SCUDDER  AND  WIFE  TO 
THOMAS  BRUSH.] 

[1686,  June  28.— Abstract.] 
This  indenture  Mad  y'"  twentie  eight  Day  of  June  1686 


HUXTIXGTOX    TOWN    RECORDS.  445 

Bctwenc  David  Sender  of  ncsaquage  within  y'' bounds  of 
broke  haven  cS:  iSIary  his  wife  &  Thomas  Brush  of  Hunt- 
ington, Witnesseth  y*^  y"  sd  David  Sender  and  Mary  his 
wife  for  y''  sume  of  twentie  nine  pounds  tenn  shillings  of 
good  pasable  paie  have  bargned,  alinated,  sould,  and  con- 
firmed unto  y""  sd  thomas  Brush  all  my  Dwelling  house 
orchard  Garden,  home  Lott  of  land  containing  six  acars  be 
it  More  or  Less  together  witli  all  fence  belonging  to  y*^ 
same  situate  within  the  town  of  Huntington,  Butting  & 
bounding  as  spesilied  y^  frunt  or  east  end  with  y"  streete 
y^  south  side  with  y''  highway  y'  Leadeth  to  oyester  bay 
y*^  Reare  or  west  end  with  y*^  woods  in  Comans  y°  north 
side  with  y''  Lot  of  Jonathan  Sender  to  have  &  to  hould  y*" 
sd  granted  &  bargned  premises  unto  y"  sd  thomas  Brush, 
his  heyers,  executors  &c  forever,  With  full  covenant  & 
warranty  of  title.     Signed  &  sealed 

signed  &  sealed  David  Scuder 

In  y^  presents  of  hisxMarke 

John  Ketcham  Mary  Scuder 

Nathaniel  Willams  hurxMarke 

Acknowledged  May  23,  1687. 

Epenetus  platt,  jus* 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  422.) 


[THE  WICKS  RECORD.] 

[1686,  July  I.] 

John  Weeks  sonn  of  John  weeks  of  huntington  was  Borne 
y®  8*''  of  Jully  in  y"  yeer  of  our  Lord  1674. 

Esther  wickes   daughter   of   John    weicks    was    borne  y^ 
11'^  of  ocktobar  in  y''  yeer  1679. 

Nathaniel!  wickes  sonn  of  John  weeks  was  borne  y'"  9"'  of 
Septembar  in  y"  yeer  1683. 


446  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.' 

Jonathan  wickes,  sonn  of  John  wickes  was  Borne  the  first 
day  of  Jully  in  y''  yeer  1686. 
{Siirvf-ys,  p.  1G4) 


[DEED.      HENRY    SOPER    TO    JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1686,  July  7.] 

To  all  Xtion  People  to  whome  These  p'sents  shall  come 
Henry  Sooper  of  huntington  In  y*^  Counte  of  Suffolke  send- 
eth  greetting  Know  y*"  that  for  divers  good  causes  and 
Considerations  mee  there  unto  moving:  &  more  especially 
for  a  valiuable  sum  to  mee  In  hand  Paid  by  Jonathan  Rod- 
gers  of  y^  same  town  and  County  a  fore  said  before  y'' 
ensealing  of  these  p'sents  where  with  I  doe  acknowledge 
my  self  to  bee  fully  satisfied  and  paid  and  from  y''  same  and 
every  Part  thereof  doe  heerby  for  my  selfe  my  heires  & 
assignesa  quit  and  fully  discharge  y^'sd.  Jonathan  Rodgers, 
his  heirs  executors  administrators  and  asignes :  have  given 
granted  allinated  barganed  &  sold  Infeofed  and  confirmed 
and  doe  herby  fully  freely  &  absolutly  give  grant  bargen 
sell  enfeefed  and  Confirm  unto  y"  sd.  Jonathan  Rodgers 
my  Right  title  and  Intresty*^  I  have  In  Crabmeadowe  neck 
between  Cowharbor  brooke  and  nessaquake  River  y^  I  had 
of  my  mother  In  law  y**  widdow  wattles  and  all  soe  part  of 
my  swamp  y*  did  belong  to  my  home  lott  adjoyneng  to  y^ 
Lott  of  y''  sd.  Jonathan  Rodgers  by  estimation  three  acars 
bee  it  more  or  less  to  have  and  to  hold  all  and  singaler  the 
afore  demised  premises  w"'  all  libartics  previliges  and 
apurtenances  to  y®  same  belonging  or  any  way  apertaing 
unto  him  y'^  sd.  Jonathan  Rodgers  his  heirs  executors  ad- 
ministrators or  asignes  for  ever  and  I  doe  heer  by  Ingage 
to  defend  his  tittle  against  all  &;  all  maner  of  persons  that 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  447 

shall  Lay  Clame  to  y"  same  or  any  part  or  pcell  thereof 
either  by  from  or  under  mee  my  heirs  executors  adminis- 
trators or  a  sigens  a  vouching  my  self  before  y*"  ensealling 
of  these  p''sents  to  have  been  y"  RightfuU  owner  of  y"  above 
demised  premises  and  for  sure  confermation  of  all  and  sin- 
gular y'  above  sd.  p'mises  1  have  heer  unto  sett  my  hand 
and  fixed  my  sealle  this  seventh  day  of  JuUy  In  3'^  second 
yeare  of  y''  Reaigne  of  King  James  y*  second  annoye 
domine  1686.  "'^  '''^'^'■'  °f 

Henry  xSooPER- 
signed  sealed  and  delivered 
In  presence  of 

josiah  hubart 

Petter  Benson 
SeptenV  y«  ii'*>  1686. 

This  deed  was  acknowledgd  y**  day  a  fore  sd.  by  Henry 
Sopcr  t(^  bee  his  act  and  deed  before  mee 

Ei'ENETUS  Platt  Justice  of  the  Peace 
A  True  Coppy  of  y*^  origanall 
deed  p.  mee  Isaac  Platt  Reco' 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  207-8.) 


[DEED.     HENRY  SOPER  TO  JONATHAN 
ROGERS.] 

[1686,  July  8.] 

These  psents  witteseth  an  agreement  made  between 
henr}-  soper  of  huntmgton  upon  Long  Island  In  y'  Counte 
of  Sufiolke  and  Jonathan  Rodgars  of  y  other  Part  In  v' 
same  towne  Island  County  affore  said  :  viz  :  that  y'  said 
henry  soper  for  and  In  Consideration  of  twelve  pounds 
eleven  shillings  three  penc  m  Country  Pay  all  Redy  Re- 
ceived In  hand  of  y*  sd.  Jonathan  Rodgars  have  assigned 
and  made  over  unto  y''  sd.  Rodgars  three  acars  of  medowe 


448  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

from  y*"  woods  to  y^  Creek  bounded  with  Isaac  Platts  one 
y'^  south  and  a  peece  of  fresh  meadowe  above  y^  Indian 
Path  Lying-  upon  a  neck  called  santepauge  and  I  y®  saide 
henry  soper  for  y*"  causes  above  sd.  doe  by  these  p'sents 
putt  y''  sd.  Jonathan  Rodgars  in  quiet  and  Peacable  posesion 
of  all  and  every  part  of  y"  a  fore  sd.  meadowe  to  have  and 
to  hold  all  the  said  p-cels  a  fore  sd  to  him  his  heairs  or 
asigens  from  mee  my  heairs  or  a  signes  w"'  out  any  lett  or 
mollestation :  Provided  AUsoe  that  I  the  said  henry  soper 
doe  not  w^''  in  six  yeers  from  y''  day  of  y*"  datte  heerot  pay 
or  cause  to  bee  paid  unto  y*"  said  Jonathan  Rodgars  the 
full  sum  of  twelve  pounds  eleven  shillings  and  three  pence 
a  fore  specified  that  then  upon  the  non  payment  of  y®  sum 
afore  sd.  unto  y*"  sd  Rodgers  or  his  asigens  at  or  before  the 
time  above  mentioned  that  the  said  land  shall  wholy  forfite 
unto  y'^  sd.  Rodgers  and  allsoe  I  doe  oblige  my  self  upon 
failure  of  paing  the  money  to  make  and  confirme  good  and 
suficent  writtings  unto  y*^  sd.  Rodgars  for  him  his  heairs  & 
asigens  quietly  and  peacably  possesing  the  sd.  meadowe  for 
y°  full  confirmation  of  the  above  demised  p'"mises  I  have 
heer  unto  sett  my  hand  and  fixed  my  scale  this  eaight  day 
of  JuUy  In  year  of  our  lord  1686 

signed  sealled  '"<^  ""^"^  "^ 

and  delivered  in  HENRY  X  SOPER. 

y^  p''sence  of 
Thomas  wicks 
Petter  Benson 

acknowlegd  before  mee  the  day 
and  yeer  above  mentioned. 
Epenetus  Platt 
Justice  of  Peace 
A  True  Coppy  of  y®  originall  morgage  p  mee 

Isaac  Platt  Reco""  Septem'  y*^  11*''  1686. 

Jaunary  the  15*^  i7f^  received  of  William  Soper  6  pounds 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    KKCORDS.  449 

and  Last  may  1  Received  6  pounds  of  the  sd.  sopcr  bein^r 
in  all  twelve  pounds  in  full  of  the  within  morgage 

Jonathan  Rogers 
Recorded  by  me  Epenetus  Flatt  Clerk. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p  209.) 


["A  CROP  IN  YE  NEER  EARE."] 

[1 686,  July  20.| 

Jully  y^'  2o'"  1 686. 
The  marke  of  Joseph  Vaille  entered  and  Recorded  which 
is  as  followeth,  A  Crop  one  y''  Left  e'are  or  usally  called  )'■ 
neer  eare :  and  too  slits  acrose  y°  under  side  of  y'   Right 

eare  or  of  eare 

p  mee  Isaac  Piatt 

Record 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  106.) 


DEED.     JOHN  JONES  TO  JONATHAN  WOOD.] 

[i686,  Aug.  23.] 

This  Indenture  made  y''  three  and  twentie  day  of  August 
in  the  second  yeer  of  y'  Raine  of  our  Sov'  Lord  James 
King  of  great  brittan  f ranee  and  Irland  et,c'  and  in  y'"  yeer 
of  our  lord  acording  to  the  computation  of  the  Church  of 
England  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaighty  and  six  Between 
John  Joens  of  nessaquage  ales  smithstowne  within  y'' 
bounds  of  brookhaven  ales  seatauket  in  y'^  countie  of  Suf- 
folk and  province  of  new  yourke  in  americai  husbanman  of 
the  one  partie  with  mary  his  wife  and  Jonathan  wood  of 
huntington  upon  long  Island  w*"  in  thecountei  and  province 
afore  said  weaver  of  the  other  partie  :  wittneseth  that  the 


450  HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS. 

sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  divers  good  causses 
and  considerations  us  there  unto  moving-  Butt  especially 
for  and  in  y'^  consideration  of  the  sum  of  twentie  live 
pounds  of  good  passable  pai  of  this  province  ar,  it  paseseth 
f)om  man  to  man  viz  winter  vheat  att  five  shillings  p 
bushell  and  Indian  corne  at  too  sliillings  six  pence  p.  bushcll 
and  other  paie  cquivelent  their  too,  have  barganned  allinat- 
ed  sould  and  confirmed  and  by  these  presents  from  us  our 
heairs  executors  adminestrators  and  asignes  doe  allien 
Bargon  sell  and  Confirme  unto  y"  afore  sd  Jonathan  wood 
the  north  side  of  my  home  lott  or  the  north  haulfe  of  my 
home  lott  with  my  dwelling  house  from  y"  front  or  east 
end  with  a  strait  line  along  y''  midell  of  my  lott  as  equall 
as  it  can  bee  devided  to  y*"  west  end  with  y*  woods  in  com- 
anige  and  whearas  I  have  sould  my  orchard  and  the  south 
side  of  my  home  lott  unto  abiel  tittus  it  was  mutually 
agreed  by  abiell  titus  and  Jonathan  wood  y'  the  partition 
fence  between  them  should  Run  to  y"  midel  of  the  well 
and  that  the  well  shall  bee  for  the  use  of  both  parties  w"' 
out  y*"  lett  or  hinderance  of  each  other  their  heairs  and 
sucsesers  :  which  part  of  my  lott  containeth  three  ackers 
bee  it  more  or  les  I  sav  the  north  haulfe  of  my  home  lott 
with  mv  housing  fences  trees  or  fruit  trees  with  in  y^  de- 
nomination I  have  estranged  from  mee  my  heairs  and 
asigens  for  ever  unto  Jonathan  wood  his  heairs  executors 
adminestraters  and  asigens  to  have  and  to  hold  for  ever 
the  sd.  granted  and  barganed  premises  yielding  and  pay- 
ing therefore  his  anuall  and  )'eerly  proportion  of  what 
may  bee  long  to  this  goverment  of  this  province  and  wee 
y''  sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  our  selves  our 
heairs  exsecutors  administrators  and  asignes  doe  covenant 
promise  and  grant  too  and  with  y""  afore  said  Jonathan 
wood  that  }•'  said  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  now  is  and 
stands  firml}-  seaized  of  a  good  sure  and  perfit  estate  in  the 
lawe  of  y''  house  and  haulfe  lott  of  land  before  mentioned 
and  hath  good  Right  and  lawful!  athoritie  to  sel  and  con- 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  45 1 

vae  y^  same  ;  and  y*^  sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his for 

our  selves  our  heairs  exsecutors  administrators  and  asisrns 
Doth  further  covenant  promise  and  grant  to  and  w"'  y*"  sd 
Jonathan  wood  his  hciars  executors  admincstratois  and 
asigns  that  y"  aiore  sd.  house  and  haulfe  part  of  lott  and 
every  of  it  is  free  and  deer  of  and  from  all  other  and  for- 
mar  bargains  grants  sales  morgages  leases  judgements  ex- 
ecutions convayance  or  convayences,  dowries  widdow- 
Rights  tittles  or  interest  whatsoever  and  furthermore  the 
said  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  lor  our  selves  our  heairs 
executors  administrators  and  asigns  doe  further  covenant 
and  promis  and  grant  too  and  with  y*^  sd  Jonathan  wood 
his  heairs  executors  administrators  and  asigns  that  y*"  sd. 
John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  shall  and  will  defend  the 
same  from  any  manor  of  just  Rights  claims  or  demands  of 
any  person  or  persons  what  soe  ever  as  wittnes  our  hands 
and  seals  the  day  and  yeer  above  written, 
signed  sealled  ■  John  Joens 

and  delivered  in  ^^^  "'""  "^ 

y'' presence  of  us  MaryxJoens 

AbIELL  TITUS 

Joseph  Daily 

This  Indenture  was  acknowledg    before    me    ye  4*''  of 

octoba'  1686 

Epenetus  Platt  Justice  of  y''  peace. 

A  True  coppy  of  y*"  origanall  deed  compared  3'''  26"'  of 
octoba""  1686  p  mee  Isaac  Platt  Recor. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  l,pp.  219-220.) 


[GOVERNOR  DONGAN'S  GRANT  OF  THE  LORD- 
SHIP AND  MANOR  OF  EATON  TO  ALEX. 
BRYAN  AND  RICHARD  BRYAN.] 

[1686,  August  23.] 
Thomas  Dongan,  Lieutenant  Governor  and  Vice  Admirall 


452  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

of  New  York,  and  its  Dependencies,  under  his  majesty 
James  the  Second  by  the  Grace  ot  God,  of  England,  Scot- 
land, France,  and  Ireland,  King  Defender  of  the  faith  and 
Supreme  Lord  and  Proprietor  of  the  Colony  and  Province 
of  New  York,  and  its  Dependencies  in  America,  &c.,  to  all 
whom  this  shall  come.  Sendeth  Greeting,  whereas  the 
Right  Honorable  Richard  NicoU  Esq.  Late  Governor 
Generall  under  his  Royall  High''''  James,  Duke  of  Yorke 
and  Albany  now  his  Present  Majesty  of  all  his  Territorys 
in  America,  did  by  Pattent  under  his  hand  and  scale  bear- 
ing date  the  Twent}^  Second  day  of  June  Anno  Dom  :  one 
thousand  six  hundred  sixty  six,  grant,  rattifie  and  confirme 
unto  George  Baldwin  of  Huntington  on  Long  Island  a 
certaine  parcell  or  neck  of  land  comonly  called  Eatons 
Neck,  lying  and  being  in  the  East  Rideing  of  yorkeshire  on 
Long  Island  aforesaid  on  the  North  side  of  said  Iseland  to 
the  east  of  Huntington  bay,  where  striking  out  into  the 
Sound  it  is  thereby  bounded  to  the  North  east  and  south, 
and  on  the  west  with  Huntington  Harbour  from  where  it 
goes  on  east  to  the  beach  which  devides  it  from  Crabb 
Meadows  the  midle  of  which  said  beach  is  the  bounds  be- 
twixt said  Neck  and  Crabb  Meadows  which  alsoe  joyns  it 
to  the  Iseland  the  Neck  of  land  aforesaid,  containing  by 
estimation  about  one  thousand  five  hundred  acres  be  it  more 
or  less.  As  by  said  Pattent  remaining  upon  record  in  the 
Secretarys  office,  relation  being  thereto  had  doth  fully  and 
att  large  appear ;  and  whereas  the  said  neck  or  tract  of 
land  was  afterwards  by  meane  assurance,  conveyed  and 
transported  by  the  said  George  Baldwin,  unto  Alexander 
and  Richard  Br3^an  both  of  Milford,  merchants,  as  by  the 
Indorsement  on  the  back  side  of  said  Pattent  refference 
being  thereto  likewise  had.  Doth  at  large  appear.  And 
whereas  the  said  Richard  Bryan  did  also  by  certaine  writ- 
ing or  deed  of  gift  convey  and  transport  unto  his  eldest 
Sonne  Alexander  Bryan  all  that  his  right,  title  and  interest, 
to  the  one  moyety  or  half  part  of  the  aforesaid  tractor  par- 


IIUXTIXGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  453 

cell  of  land  called  EatonsNeck,togcther  with  all  privelidges 
and  appurtenances  thereunto  belonging,  as  by  the  said 
writeing,  relation  being  thereto  had  ma}'  more  fully  and  att 
large  appear  :  and  whereas  the  said  Richard  Bi-yan  and  his 
Sonne  Alexander  Bryan  have  been  att  charge  and  expenses 
in  purchasing  the  said  tract  and  i)arcel  of  land  and  also  in 
settling  improving  the  same,  and  for  encouraging  the  future 
settlement  the  said  Richard  Bryan  and  his  sonne  Alexander 
have  made  application  unt(j  mee  that  they  might  constitute 
and  erect  the  said  tract  or  parcell  of  land  within  the  bounds 
and  limitts  aforesaid  to  be  a  Lordship  and  Mannorand  con- 
firme  the  same  unto  them,  their  heirs  and  assignes  by 
pattent  under  the  seal  of  the  Province :  Know  Yee  there- 
fore that  I  the  said  Thomas  Dongan  for  the  considerati(jn 
aforesaid  by  virtue  of  the  authority  to  me  devised  from  his 
most  sacred  majesty  and  the  power  in  mee  residing  have 
given,  granted,  rattefied,  released  and  confirmed  and  by 
these  presents  doe  give,  grant,  rattitie,  release  and  confirm 
unto  the  said  Richard  Bryan  and  his  sonn  Alexander  Bryan, 
their  heirs  and  assigns  all  that  tract  and  parcel  of  land  ly- 
ing and  being,  situate  within  the  limitts  and  bounds  above 
recited,  together  with  all  the  messuages,  tenements,  build- 
ings, fences,  orchards,  Gardens,  pastures,  meadows,  woods, 
underwoods,  trees,  timber,  quarryes,  rivers,  rivolettes, 
brooks,  ponds,  lakes,  streams,  creeks,  harbours,  beaches, 
fishing,  hiking  hawking,  hunting,  and  fowling,  mmes,  min- 
erals (Silver  and  Gold  mines  only  excepted)  and  all  the 
rights,  members,  libertys,  privileges  jurisdictions  royalties, 
hereditaments,  profifiitts,  advantages  and  appurtenances 
whatsoever  to  the  said  tract  or  parcell  of  land  bc'.onging 
or  in  any  ways  appurtaining,  or  accepted,  reputed,  known 
or  occupyed  as  part,  parcell  or  member  thereof.  And  more- 
over by  virtue  of  the  comission  and  authority  to  me  the 
said  Thomas  Dongan  given  and  the  power  in  mee  residing 
and  for  the  reasons  and  consideration  above  recited  I  have 
and  by  these  presents  do  Erect,  make,  and  constitute  the 


454  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

said  tract  and  tracts  of  land  as  in  the  limitts  and  bounds 
aforementioned  together  with  all  and  every  the  above 
granted  premises  with  every  of  their  appurtenances  into 
one  Lordship  or  Manor  to  all  intents  and  purposes  and  the 
same  shall  from  henceforth  be  called  the  lordship  and 
Mannor  of  Eaton,  and  I  the  said  Thomas  Dongan  have  alsoe 
given  and  granted  and  by  these  presents  doe  give  and 
grant  unto  the  said  Richard  Bryan  and  Alexander  Bryan 
full  power  and  authority  att  all  times  forever  hereafter  in 
the  said  Lordship  and  mannor,  one  Courte  Leete  and  one 
Conrte  Barron  to  hold  and  keep  att  such  time  and  times 
and  soe  often  yearly  as  they  shall  see  meett,  and  all  fines, 
issues  amercianments  att  the  Courte  Leete  or  Courte  Bar- 
ron to  be  holden  within  the  said  Lordship  and  Mannor  to 
bee  lett  forfeited  or  imposed  and  payable  or  happening  at 
any  time  to  be  payable  by  any  of  the  inhabitants  of  or  with- 
in the  said  Lordship  or  Mannor  of  Eaton  or  the  limitts  and 
bounds  thereof  and  also  all  and  every  the  powers  aud  au- 
thoritys  herein  before  mentioned  for  the  holding  and 
keeping  the  said  Courte  Leete  and  Courtt  Barron  from 
time  to  time  and  to  award  and  issue  out  the  customary 
writte  to  be  issued  and  awarded  out  of  said  Court  Leett 
and  Courtt  Barron  to  be  kept  by  the  said  Richard  Bryan 
and  his  sonn  Alexander  Br3^an,  their  heirs  and  assigns  for- 
ever or  their  or  any  of  their  Stewards,  deputed  and  ap- 
pointed with  full  and  ample  power  and  authority  to 
distraine  for  the  rents,  services  and  other  sumes  of  money 
payable  by  reason  of  the  remisses  and  all  other  lawfull 
remedies  and  means  for  the  having,  possessing,  receiving, 
levying  and  enjoyeing  the  premisses  and  every  part  and 
parcell  of  the  same  and  all  wastes,  estrayes,  wrecks,  dro- 
dands,  goods  of  fellows,  happening  and  being  forfeited 
within  the  said  Lordship  and  Mannor  and  of  all  and  every 
sume  and  sumes  of  money  to  be  paid  as  a  Postfine  upon 
any  fine  or  fines,  jobs,  levyed  of  any  lands,  tenements  or 
hereditaments  within  the  said  Lordship  or  Mannor  of  Eaton 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  455 

together  with  the  advonson  and  right  of  patronage  and  all 
and  every  the  church  and  churches  estabhshed  in  the  said 
Manner  And  Lastly  the  said  Thomas  Dongan  by  virtue  of 
the  power  and  authority  aforesaid  doe  give  and  grant  nnto 
the  said  Richard  Br3an  and  his  son  Alexander  Bryan,  their 

heirs   and  assigns Then  within  the  said 

Mannor  shall  and  may  at  all  times  hereafter  meet  together 
and  choose  assessors  within  the  said  Mannor  according  to 
such  rules,  ways  and  methods  as  are  provided  for  Cittyes 
and  Townes  within  the  province  by  the  acts  of  the  general 
assembly  for  the  defraying  of  the  public  charge  of  each  re- 
spective Citty,  Towne  and  County  and  all  such  sumcs  of 
money  soe  raised  to  colect  and  dispose  of  for  the  use  afore- 
said according  as  in  the  said  act  of  Generall  Assembly  is 
established  and  directed  To  have  and  to  hold  all  and  sin- 
gular the  said  Manor  of  Eaton  and  premises  with  theire 
and  every  of  their  appurtenances  unto  the  said  Richard 
Bryan  and  his  sonne  Alexander  Bryan,  their  heirs  and  as- 
signs forever,  to  the  only  proper  use  of  them  the  said 
Richard  Bryan  and  Alexander  Bryan  his  sonne,  their  heirs 
and  assigns  forever  to  bee  holden  of  his  said  Majesty,  his 
heirs,  successors  and  assigns  in  free  and  common  soccage, 
according  to  the  tenure  of  East  Greenwich  in  the  count}' 
of  Kent  in  the  Kingdome  of  England,  Yeilding  and  paying 
therefore  yearly  and  every  year  from  henceforth  unto  our 
soveraigne  Lord  King  James  the  Second,  his  heirs,  suc- 
cessors and  assigns  or  to  such  oflficer  or  ofificers  as  shall  be 
appointed  to  receive  the  same  on  every  five  and  twentieth 
day  ot  May  the  quitt  rent  of  fouer  bushells  of  good  winter 
wheat  at  New  York  or  the  value  thereof  in  currant  money 
of  this  Province  in  lieu  and  stead  of  all  services  and  de- 
mands whatsoever — 

In  Testimony  whereof  I  have  caused  these  presents  to 
be  entered  upon  record  in  the  Secrctaryes  office  and  the 
Seals  of  the  Province  to  be  hereunto  affixed  this  zy^  day  of 


456  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

August  one  thousand  six  hundred  and  eighty  sixth  and  in 
the  second  year  of  his  Majestyes  Reigne 

Thomas  Dongan  [Seal.] 
May  it  Please  Yo""  Honor — 

The  Attorney  Generall  hath  granted 
this  pattent  and  finds  nothing  contained  therein  prejudicial 
to  his  ISIaj*'-*  interest.  Exam"  August  25"'° 

1686  C.  Ja.  Graham.* 

Recorded  in  the  Secretaryes  office  for  the  Province  of 
New  Vorke  in  Lib:  No.  i.  book  of  Pattents  begun  1684 
pages  508-509-5 10-5 1 1-5 1 2-5 13— 

G.  Sprigge 

Seer. 

(File  Eatou'K  Neck  Papers,  G-.)  .    • 


[DEED.     JOHN  JONES  TO  JONATHAN    MILLER.] 

1686,  Aug.  23.] 

This  Indenture   made  the   twentie  third  day  of  August 

[*We  have  seen  how  Theophilus  Eaton  had  procured  an  In- 
dian deed  of  Eaton's  Neck  in  1646  ;  how  the  title,  by  various 
transfers,  had  come  to  George  Baldwin  and  a  grant  had  been 
made  by  Gov.  Nichols  to  Baldwin  of  all  the  territory  of  Eaton's 
Neck,  similar  in  terms  with  grants  made  at  that  period,  and 
how  in  several  litigations,  the  last  in  the  Court  of  Assize,  Bald- 
win had  maintained  his  title.  Richard  and  Alexander  Bryan 
now  appear  as  purchasers  from  Baldwin,  and  on  their  applica- 
tion, Gov.  Dongan  creates  Eaton's  Neck  into  the  "Lordship  or 
Manor  of  Eaton,"  with  the  important  powers  and  privileges 
pertaining  thereto.  Practically,  the  people  of  Eaton's  Neck 
had  now  an  independent  municipal  government  of  their  own. 
Their  grant  was  also  as  liberal  in  its  terms  as  any  other  of  the 
period,  including  all  rivers,  brooks,  creeks,  harbors,  beaches, 
fishing,  hawking,  hunting  and  fowling.  It  does  not  appear, 
however,  that  the  Bryants  and  other  settlers  on  Eaton's  Neck 
exercised  the  powers  they  possessed  as  to  a  manorial  govern- 
ment. Forty-two  years  later  the  title  passed  to  John  Sloss  and 
John  Sloss  Hobert,  who  held  it  until  after  the  Revolutionary 
War,  and  in  1792  it  came  to  the  Gardiner  family. — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTIN(rrON    TOWN    RECORDS.  457 

in  y^  second  yccr  of  y'  Raine  of  our  sover  Lord  :  Jariies  the 
second  king  of  great  brittan,  france  &  Ireland  etcSic :  and 
in  the  year  of  our  lord  Acording  to  y"  Computation  of  y*' 
Church  of  England  one  thousand  six  luiiuhed  eaightie  six 
Between  John  Joens  of  huntington  uj)on  long  Island  in  y*-* 
Countie  of  Suffolk  in  v'  Province  of  new  yourke  in  Anier- 
aicai  husbanman  of  the  one  Partie  and  Jonathan  niillard  of 
y*^  afore  sd  town  Coinitie  and  province  of  y""  other  partie 
witneseth,  That  \'  sd.  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for 
divers  good  causes  and  considerations  us  their  unto  moving 
but  especially  for  and  in  the  consideration  of  y*'  sum  of 
fourteen  pounds  in  good  and  curant  silver  coyne  payable 
in  this  province  as  it  paseth  from  man  to  man  have  bar- 
ganed  allinated  sould  and  confirmed  and  by  these  p'^sents 
from  us  our  heairs  cxseckutors  administrators  and  asignes 
doe,  Alein  Bargan  sell  and  confirme  unto  y"  afore  sd.  Jona- 
thon  millard  A  cartaine  parcell  of  medowe  land  sittuate 
lying  and  being  one  y'^  south  side  of  this  Island  w""  in  y" 
bounds  of  y^  towne  of  himtington  afore  sd.  one  a  neck  of 
medow  comonly  called  or  knowne  b)-  y*"  name  of  y"  haulfe 
necke  lying  and  beeing  in  too  parts  or  parcells  butting  and 
bounding  as  specieficd  the  eastermost  peece  Richard  Wil- 
liams his  meadow  one  y*^  east  side :  the  west  side  w"'  y*" 
medow  of  John  Ted  The  south  end  with  }''"  sound  the  north 
end  with  y'  woods  in  Comanige  the  westermost  parcell 
Jonathan  Sender  one  y''  east  side  the  medowe  of  John  Ted 
one  the  west  side  y''  south  end  to  y''  sound  y''  north  end  to 
y''  woods  in  Comonige  both  parcells  containg  fowr  acers 
bee  it  more  or  less  it  being  by  denomination  an  hundred 
pound  Right  of  medowe  acording  to  y''  Rest  of  }•'  other 
Rights  as  equall  as  men  could  devide  them  I  say  these  too 
parcels  of  medow  land  w"'  all  y''  Rights  and  i)reviliges  be- 
longing to  it  one  3''  neck  Too  have  and  too  hould  y'  sd 
granted  and  barganed  p'mises  unto  y''  s''  Jonathan  millard 
his  heairs  exsecutors  adminestrators  and  asignes  for  ever 
yeilding  and  paying  therfore  his  anuall  and  yeerly  propor- 


458  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

tion  of  w'  may  belong  to  this  government  of  this  province 
and  wee  the  sd,  John  Joens  and  mary  my  wife  for  our 
selves  our  heairs  exsecutors  administrators  and  asignes  doe 
covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  w*^  y^  afore  sd  Jona- 
than millard  that  y''  said  John  Joens  and  mary  my  wife 
now  is  and  stands  firmly  seized  of  a  good,  sure  and  perfit 
estate  in  y*"  law  of  y"  sd  too  parcels  of  medow  land  before 
mentioned  and  hath  good  Right  &  lawfull  authoritie  to 
sell  &  convae  y®  same  and  y''  sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his 
wife  for  our  selves  our  heairs  exsecutors  administrars  and 
asigens  doth  further  covenant  too  and  w**"  y"  sd,  Jonathan 
millard  his  exsecutors  administrators  and  asignes  y'  the  sd. 
medow  land  and  every  part  and  parcel  their  of  is  free  from 
all  other  and  former  bargans,  grants  sales  morgages  leasses 
judgments  exsecutions  convance  or  convances  dowries 
widoe  Riofhts  tittels  or  in  trest  what  soever  and  further- 
more  y*^  sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  our  selves 
our  heairs  exsecutors,  administrators  and  asignes  Doe 
covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  w*''  y''  sd.  Jonathan 
millard  his  heairs  and  asigens,  That  the  sd.  John  Joens  and 
mary  his  wife  together  w**"  our  heairs  executors  Admines- 
trators  and  asigenes  shall  and  will  warrant  and  defend  y® 
sd  premises  from  any  manor  of  just  Right  tittle  claime-  or 
demand  of  any  person  or  persons  what  soe  ever  In  wittnes 
wheare  of  I  have  heer  unto  set  my  hand  and  scale  the  day 
and  yeer  above  written. 

signed  sealed  and  delivered  John  Joens 

in  y"^  presence  of  ^^'  '""''  "^ 

Abiell  TITUS  Mary  X  Joens 

Joseph  Baily 

This  Indenture    was  acknowledd   y**  4*^  day    of  October 
1686  before  mee  Epenetus  Platt  Justice  ot  y''  peace. 

A  True   coppy  Compaired  w'*'  y*^  origanall  deed  y*^  25*'* 
of  ocktob""  1686,  p  mee 

Isaac  Platt  Reco"^ 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  217-8.) 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS,  459 

[DEED.     JOSEPH  BAILEY  TO  JAMES  SMITH.] 

[1686,  Aug.  24.] 

This  Indenture  made  the  twentie  fourth  day  of  August 
in  the  second  yeer  of  y"  Raine  of  our  Sou'  Lord  Jams  the 
second  King  of  great  Brittan  france  and  Ireland  ecf  and 
in  y*"  yeer  of  our  Lord  acording  to  the  computation  of  y" 
church  of  england  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaightie  six 
between  Joseph  Baily  of  huntington  uppon  long  Island 
within  y^  Countie  of  Suffolk  &  province  of  new  yourke  in 
america  of  the  one  partie  husbandman  and  alee  his  wife 
and  Jams  Smith  of  the  same  towne  Countie  &  province 
afore  said  cooper  of  the  other  partie  witnesseth  that  y''  sd. 
Joseph  baiely  and  alee  his  wife  for  diverse  good  causes  and 
considerations  us  heer  unto  moving  but  especially  for  and 
in  y*^  consideration  of  the  sum  of  six  pounds  to  bee  paid  to 
Mr  John  Jackson  of  hemsted,  winter  wheat  at  five  shillings 
p.  bushell  and  Indian  corne  at  too  shillings  six  pence  p 
bushell  and  y*^  carting  of  twentie  loads  of  wood  all  in  hand 
secured  before  y  ensealling  and  delivery  heer  of  have  bar- 
goned  alinated  sould  and  confirmed  and  by  these  presents 
from  us  our  heairs  executors  administrators  and  asignes 
doe  alien  bargon  sell  and  confirme  unto  y*^  afore  said  Jams 
Smith  a  certaine  parcell  of  land  sittuate  lying  and  beeing 
on  y'^  east  side  of  huntington  afore  sd.  in  a  field  comanly 
called  or  knowne  by  y''  name  of  y"  east  field  by  estimation 
three  acers  bee  it  more  or  lesse  which  was  y"  first  devision 
land  y^  belonged  to  y"  lott  Joseph  baily  now  livetli  in. 
Butting  and  bounding  as  specified  the  Land  of  Leuitcnant 
wood  on  y*"  east  side  y''  land  of  Thomas  Whitson  one  y'' 
west  side  the  frunt  or  south  end  to  a  cart  waye  yt  leadeth 
through  ye  said  field  the  north  to  y"'  woods  in  comanige. 
Too  have  and  to  hould  the  sd.  granted  p'mises  unto  y^" 
afore  sd.  Jams  smith  his  heairs  executors  administrators 
and  asignes  for  ever  yeilding  and   paying  there   fore  his 


460  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

aniiall  and  yeerly  proportion  of  what  belongs  to  y®  gov- 
erment  of  this  province  and  wee  y''  said  Joseph  bayly  and 
alee  his  wife  for  our  selves  our  heairs  executors,  adminis- 
trators and  asignes  covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and 
with  y®  afore  sd.  Jams  y'  wee  the  sd.  Joseph  baily  and  alee 
his  wife  now  is  and  stands  firmly  seized  of  a  good  sure  & 
perfict  estate  in  y*"  lawe  of  the  sd  land  before  mentioned 
and  hath  good  Right  and  lawfuU  authoritie  to  sell  &  con- 
vay  the  same,  and  the  sd.  Joseph  Bayly  and  alee  his  wife 
for  our  selves  our  heires  executors  administrators  and 
asignes  doth  further  covenant  promise  and  grant :  too  and 
with  the  sd  James  Smith  his  heaires  exetutors  administra- 
tors and  asignes,  that  the  afore  mentioned  land  is  free  and 
cleer  from  all  former  bargans,  grants  sales,  morgages, 
leaces.  Judgements,  executions  conveyance  or  conveyances 
dowries  widdoe  Rights  titles  or  intrest  what  soever  ;  And 
furthermore  y'"  sd.  Joseph  Baily  and  alee  his  wife  for  our 
selves  our  heires  executors,  administrators  and  asignes 
doth  covenant  promise  and  grant  too  &  with  the  sd.  Jams 
Smith  his  heires  executors,  administrators  and  asignes  that 
y^  sd.  Joseph  baiely  and  alee  his  wife  together  with  our 
heairs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  shall  and  will 
warant  and  defend  y®  afore  mentioned  land  from  any 
maner  of  just  Ritte  tittle  &  claime  or  demand  of  any  per- 
son or  persons  what  soever  in  wittness  whearof  wee  have 
here  unto  set  our  hands  and  seals  y''  daye  and  yeer  above 
written. 

Joseph  Baily 
signed,  sealed  and  ''"  '""''  "^ 

delivered  in  y''  presence  alcex  Baily 

of  us. 

Thomas  Smith 

Jeremiah  Smith 


iirxTiNcrro-;  'lowx  records.  461 

The  20"'  of  Auij^ust  16S8  the  subscribers  ai)peai-ed  before 
me  and  acknowledged  tliis  instrument  to  bee  their  ackt 
and  deed. 

Epenetus  Platt 
Justice  of  y*^  Peace. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.  24G-7.) 


[THE  CHICHESTER  RECORD.] 

[1686,  Sept.  15.] 

Jams  Chichester   sonn   of   Jams   Chichester  Juneir  was 
Borne  y''  15"'  of  September  in  y''  yeer  1686. 
{Surveys,  p.  16i.  j 


[THE  ISHLLER  FAiMlLY  RECORD.] 

[1686,  Sept.  19.] 

Jonathan  miller  sonn  of   Jonathan  miller  was  Borne  y'' 
ig^^  of  septembar  in  y*"  yeer  1686. 
(Surveys,  p.  160.  J 


[DEED.     JOHN  JONES  TO  ABIEL  TITUS.] 

[1686,  Sept.  24.] 

This  Indenture  made  y'^  fowr  an  tw^enteth  da}^  of  septem- 
bar in  the  second  yeare  of  y'"  Raine  of  our  Soveran  Lord 
James  king  of  great  brittan,  france,  &  Irland&c:  And  in 
y''  year  of  our  lord  Acording  to  the  Computation  of  y'' 
Church  of  England  and  in  )-''  year  of  our  lord  one  thousand 
six  hundred  eaightie  and  six :  Betweene  John  Joens  nesa- 
quaice,    alies    Smithstowne  with   in   y*"  bounds   of  Broke 


462  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

haven  alls  Seatoket  in  y''  Counte  of  Suffolke  and  province 
oi  new  yourke  in  Americae  husbanman  and  mar)^  his  wife 
of  y''  one  partie  and  abiel  titus  of  y''  town  of  huntington 
upon  Long-  Island  within  y'"  Countie  and  province  afore 
said  husbanman  of  y"  other  Partie  Wittnesseth  That  y''  sd. 
John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  divers  good  causes  and 
considerations  us  their  unto  moving  but  especially  for  &  in 
y^  consideration  of  y''  sum  of  twentie  five  pounds  of  good 
&  curant  Pay  of  this  province  as  it  Paseth  from  man  to  man 
in  hand  secured  before  y''  insealing  and  delivering  heer  of 
have  Alinated  Barganed  sould  &  confirmed  and  by  these 
psents  Doe  alien  Bargan  sell  and  confirm  from  us  our 
heairs  excecutors  administrators  and  Asignes  unto  Abiell 
titus  his  heairs  excekutors  administrators  &  asignes  the 
south  side  of  my  home  lott  &  orchard  situate  Lying  and 
beeing  in  y*^  town  of  Huntington  afore  sd  Butting  and 
Dounding  the  north  side  with  the  haulfe  lott  of  Jonathan 
woody*"  west  end  withy"  woods  in  commonage,  as  specified 
the  frunt  or  east  end  to  y""  street  y*^  south  side  w"'  y"'  lott  of 

Jonathan  Senders 

together  with  y*"  fence  or  fences  their  too 


beelonging  I  say  y*"  south  haulfe  of  my  lott  with  my 
orchard  equally  to  bee  devided  as  wee  can  devide  it  in  y'^ 
midel  of  the  lott  y*  Each  part  may  bee  alike  in  breadth 
only  if  y*"  east  haulfe  of  perticion  fence  fall  to  bee  Jonathan 
woods  and  the  well  fall  in  y""  south  haulfe  lott  then  y''  sd 
Jonathan  wood  have  free  libartie  by  purchase  to  turne  his 
fence  short  to  take  in  y**  well  for  y*"  use  of  him  self  and 
heairs  and  sucsesors  for  ever  but  all  other  Rights  &  benifits 
of  y°  sd.  haulfe  lott  and  orchard  to  Remaine  and  bee  to  y® 
use  and  benifit  of  abiel  titus  his  heairs  and  sucksesors  to 
have  and  to  hold  for  ever  yeilding  and  Paing  theirfore  his 
anuall  or  yeerly  proportion  of  what  may  belong  to  y*"  Gov- 
erm'  of  this  province  and  y''  sd  John  Jones  and  mary  his 
wife  doth  for  our  selves  &  heairs  exsecutors  administraters 
and  asignes  Doe  covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  with 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  463 

y^  afore  sd  abiel  titiis  that  y'  sd.  John  Joens  and  mary  his 
wife  now  is  and  stands  firmly  seazed  of  A  good  sure  and 
perfitt  estatte  in  y'^  law  of  y*"  sd.  haulfe  lott  and  orchard 
and  hath  good  Right  and  law  full  athoritie  to  sell  and 
convae  the  same  and  y''  sd.  Johns  and  mary  his  wife  for  our 
selves  our  heairs  exsecutors  administrators  and  Asingnes 
Doe  further  covenant  proinise  and  grant  too  and  with 
y*^  sd  Abiel  tittus  his  heairs  execukutors  administrators 
and  asignes  y*^  y'^  sd  orchard  and  haulf  lott  of  land  is  free 
and  deer  of  and  from  all  other  and  former  bargans  grants 
sales  morgages  leases  judments  exsecutions  convance  or 
convances  dowries  or  widdoe  Rights  titles  or  intrest  what 
soever  and  further  more  the  sd.  John  Joens  and  mary  his 
wife  for  our  selves  our  heairs  exsecutors  adminestrators 
and  asignes  Doe  further  Covenant,  promise  and  grant  to 
and  with  y'^  sd.  abiel  titus  his  heairs  exsecutors  administra- 
tors and  asignes  that  y''  sd.  John  Jones  and  mary  his  wife 
shall  and  will  defend  y'"  same  from  any  maner  of  just  Rights 
Clames  or  demands  of  any  person  or  persons  what  soever 
as  witnes  our  hands  and  seals  the  day  and  yeer  above 
written. 

signed,  sealled  and  John  Joens 

in  y^'  presence  of  The  X  of 

SaMUELL   tittus  MARY    JoENS 

Joseph  Bayly 

This  Indenture  was  acknowlegd  this  4  day  of  octobar 
before  mee  Epenetus  Platt  Justice  of  y'  peace  1686. 
Memorandom  The  w"'  in  named  Abiel  titus  is  to  have 
y'^  free  use  of  y''  well  as  is  specified  in  Jonathan  woods  deed 
y^  is  hee  his  heairs  and  sucsesors  for  ever  hairing  c(iuall 
charge  to  wards  y^'  maintaince  of  y''  well  this  memorandum 
was  write  before  the  sealing  and  delivering  p  mee 

Joseph  Bayly 
witness 

Epenetus  Platt 
Joseph  Bayly 


464  HUNTINGTON    TOWN   RECORDS. 

That  which  is  enterlined  one  y*^  other  side  in  y^  19*^  and 
20*''  line  was  .misplaced  in  y*"  enterling  and  soe  had  to  bee 
understood,  the  sum  of  which  is  this  y*"  south  side  with  the 
lott  of  Jonathan  Scudder  y^  north  side  w*''  the  haulfe  lott 
of  Jonathan  wood  :  This  was  written  before  signed,  a  true 
coppe. 

A  True  Coppy  Compared  w^"  y°  origanall  y'"  20^*"  of 
octoba':   1686 

p  mee  Isaac  Piatt,  Rec'' 
(Deeds,  Vol.  \,  pp.  215-6.) 


[DEED.     JOHN  JONES  TO  JAMES 
CHICHESTER,  Jr.] 

[1686,  Oct.  4.] 

This  Indenture  Made  y''  fowrth  Day  of  octobar  in  y^  sec- 
ond yeer  of  the  Raine  of  our  sov""  Lord  James  the  second 
King  of  great  Brittan  france  &  Irland  et  r^ :  and  in  y^  yeer 
of  our  lord  acording  to  the  computation  of  y®  Church  of 
england  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaightie  and  six  Bee- 
tween  John  Joens  of  nessaquage  alls  smiths  Towne  with  in 
y"^  bounds  of  brooke  haven  ales  seatoaket  w**"  in  y^  countie 
of  sufolke  and  province  of  new  yourke  in  Americai  hus- 
bandman and  mary  his  wife  of  y*"  one  partie  and  Jams  Chi- 
chester Jun'  of  y'^  towne  of  huntington  upon  Long  Island 
within  the  countie  and  province  afore  sd.  husbandman  of 
y"'  other  partie.  Wittnesseth  That  y*"  sd.  John  Joens  and 
mary  his  wife  for  divers  good  causes  and  considerations 
us  beer  unto  moving  butt  especially  for  and  in  consider- 
ation of  feifteene  pounds  curant  Pay  of  this  province  in 
hand  paid  before  y''  insealling  and  delivering  heer  of  Have 
Bargoned  alinated  sould  and  confirmed  and  doe  by  these 
p'sents  Bargun  alien  sell  and  confirme  unto  y*  afore  said 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  465 

James  Chichester  his  heairs  executors  administrators  and 
asignes  three  sertaine  parcels  of  medow  Land  situate  lying 
and  being  one  y'^  south  side  of  Island  within  y*"  bounds  of 
huntington  one  a  neck  of  meadow  land  comonly  called  or 
known  by  y""  name  of  y''  west  necke  which  is  by  denomina- 
tion an  hundred  pound  Right  of  meadowe  acording  to  y' 
denomination  or  customs  of  y*"  town  of  huntington  Butting 
and  bounding  acording  to  y®  contents  of  these  presentsone 
parcell  on  the  west  side  with  y*^  medowe  of  timothy  conklin 
one  y*"  east  side  with  the  meadowe  James  Chichester  afore 
said  the  north  with  y*^  woods  the  south  with  the  sound  : 
one  partte  or  devision  y''-  south  side  with  y'^  medowe  of  y'' 
afore  sd.  Jams  Chichester  the  north  the  woods  frunting  to 
y*^  medowe  of  timothy  Conklin  the  third  part  or  devision 
with  medowe  Land  belonging  to  timothy  conklin  not  as 
yet  devided  I  say  all  these  parcels  of  medowe  land  before 
mentioned  with  all  Rights  and  previliges  that  doth  may  or 
can  belong  or  apertaine  toy''  afore  mentioned  p'mises  upon 
y*^  neck  atore  said  Too  have  hould  use  occupie  and  In  joe 
all  the  afore  Bargoned  and  granted  p'^mises  too  Jams  Chi- 
chester his  heairs  executors  Adminestrators  and  asigens 
for  ever  yeeildingandpaing  therefore  hisyeerly  and  anuall 
proportion  of  what  may  be  long  to  v''  goverment  of  this 
province  and  furthermore  wee  y''  sd.  John  Joens  and  marv 
his  wife  for  our  selves  our  heairs  executors  administrators 
and  asigens  doe  covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  with 
y®  sd.  James  Chichester  that  y"  sd  John  and  mary  his  wife 
now  is  and  stands  firmly  seised  of  a  good  sure  and  perfit 
estate  in  y*  Lawe  of  all  y^  afore  mentioned  p'^mises  and 
every  part  and  parcel  their  of  and  hath  good  Right  and 
lawfuU  athoritie  too  sell  and  convae  the  same  and  y''  sd 
John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  our  selves  our  heairs  ex- 
ecutors Administrators  and  asigenes  doth  further  covenant 
promise  and  grant  too  and  with  y^  said  James  Chichester 
his  heairs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  that  y*  said 
medow  land  and  every  part  and  parcell  their  of  is  free 


466  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

from  all  other  and  formar  bargans  grants  sales  morgages 
leasses  judgments  executions  convance  or  convances  dow- 
ries, widdow  Rights,  tittles  or  interest  what  soever :  and 
furthermore  y*  sd  John  Joens  and  mary  his  wife  for  our 
selves  our  heairs  executors  adminestrators  and  asignes  doe 
covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  with  y*"  sd  Jams  Chi- 
chester his  heairs  executors  administrators  and  asigns  y'  the 
sd.  John  Jones  and  mary  his  wife  together  with  our  selves 
our  heairs  executors  and  administrators  and  asigns  shall  and 
will  warant  and  defend  y*=  afore  mentioned  p''mises  from 
any  maner  of  just  Rights  tittels  claims  demands  of  any 
person  or  persons  what  soever  in  wittnes  whearof  wee 
have  heer  untoo  sett  our  hands  and  seals  y^  day  and  year 
above  written. 

Signed  sealed  ad  de-  John  Joens 

livered  In  y^  prsence  "'« '"^^'''^  "' 

of  us  whose  nams  Maryx  JOENS 

are  heer  to  subscribed. 

AbIEL  TITUS 

Joseph  Daily 

This  Indenture  was  acknowledg  before   mee  The  day 
and  yeer  above  mentioned. 

Epenetus  Platt,  Justice. 
A  True  Coppy  of  the  origanal  deed  Compared   by  mee 
Isaac  Platt  Rec^  November  y*^  i8"'  1686. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  p.  221-2.) 


[CHILDREN  OF  JOHN  KETCHAM.] 

[1686,  Oct.  12.] 

The  Record  of  y'^  Children  of  John  Kicham  senier,  of 
thee  towne  of  huntington 

John  his  eldest  sonn  was  borne  y«  29'''  of  septembar  In  y'^ 
yeer  of  our  lord   1674. 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN  RECORDS.  467 

Thomas  Kicham  sonn  of  John  Kicham,  senier  was  Borne 
y'^  13"'  day  of  May  in  y'=  yeer  1676. 

Elizabeth  Kicham  daughter  of  John  kicham  was  Borne  y* 
14*^  of  Aprill  in  y*=  yeer  1678. 

Phillip  kicham  sonn  of  John  kicham  was  borne  y"  8""  day 
of  may  in  y''  yeer  1680. 

david  Kicham  sonn  of  John  kicham  was  borne  y''  27''*  of 
march  in  y*"  yeer  1683. 

mary  Kicham  daughter  of  John  Kicham  was  borne  y*=  12"' 
of  octobar  in  y®  )'eer  of  our  Lord  Christ  1686. 
{Surveys,  p.  164) 


[TOWN  MEETING.—"  MEADOW  SOLD  AT  AN 
OUTCRY."] 

[1686,  Oct.  14.] 

At  a  towne  meeting  Legally  warned  the  14^''  of  October 
1686. 

It  was  voated  and  agreed  by  y''  towne  that  y""  medowe  in 
ye  east  neck  should  bee  sould  at  an  out  cry  or  vandue  for 
marchandable  pay,  To.  witt  beef  Porke,  wheat,  Indian 
come  any  or  all  of  these  at  marchandble.  price  and  hee 
y*  bids  y^  greatest  sum  to  have  it,  it  is  to  bee  sould  by  an 
inch  of  candle  y*"  which  medoe  was  sould  to  Insigne  Jona- 
than Scudder  to  him  and  his  heairs  for  ever,  which  bad 
y^  last  and  bad  eaighteen  pounds  ten  shillings:  which 
money  is  to  be  Paid  att  or  before  Crismas  next  insuing  y'^ 
datte  of  it  is  to  bee  understood  y'  y''  intent  of  y"  towne 
was  that  Jonathan  Scudder  should  have  y'  medowe  hee 
bought  of  y''  towne  in  y*^  east  neck,  for  him  selfe  and  his 
haires  or  asignes  forever  the  same  day  above  sd.  was 
granted  to  Samuell  titus  seventeen  acears  of  land  at  the 
head  of  hemstead  hollow  on  the  west  sid  hemstead  path  by 
the  path  side. 

{T&wn  Meetings,  Vol.  \,p.  145.) 


468  ,  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING.     TROUBLE  BREWING  WITH 
GOV.  DONGAN.] 

[1686,  Oct.  16.] 

At  a  towne  meeting  Legally  warned  y"  16*^  ocktober  1686. 

It  was  voated  and  consented  to  by  all  yt  Tho  Powell  & 
Isaac  platt  shall  if  Isaac  Piatt  bee  able  atend  these  Gente" 
men  apointed  by  the  Governer  to  take  acount  of  what 
lands  and  medows  is  allredy  Purchased  and  wee  doe  im- 
pour  them  to  ackt  to  y''  best  of  their  discretion  in  our 
behaulfe  if  Isaac  bee  not  able  to  Ride  then  they  toe  are  to 
chuse  another. 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  consented  to 
y*  ye  towne  will  not  stand  tryall  about  y*"  ten  pound  de- 
manded att  yourke  but  Rather  pay  it  if  thay  can  not  other 
ways  help  it.* 

the  day  above  written  it  was  voated.  and  consented  to 
y^  Jonathan  Jarvise  shall  have  his  hundred  pound  Right  of 
land  :  noe  medowe  bee  longing  to  it :  equall  from  y*"  first 
devision  in  y®  town. 

the  day  above  written  there  was  granted  by  y*"  town  to 
Jonothan  Jarvis  six  acers  of  land  to  wards  his  division  in 
ye  east  neck  one  y''  left  hand  of  y''  Path  joining  to  y"  feild 

the  day  above  written  granted  to  nicolas  Smith  i  three 
acare  of  land,  division  land  one  y*'  south  side  of  y*"  long 
point  over  against  Tho.  Scudders  feild  it  is  upon  ye  west 
necke. 

[*Gov.  Dongan  wants  to  know  what  lands  Huntington  has 
bought  of  the  Indians  and  what  remains  unpurchased.  He  also 
wants  ^10.  This  is  the  beginning  of  a  contention  between  Gov. 
Dongan  and  the  town  about  taking  another  patent,  which  lasted 
for  several  years,  and  during  this  time  the  relations  between 
Huntington  and  the  Governor's  office  were,  as  the  diplomatists 
say,  "strained." — C.  R.  S.] 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  469 

October  y''  16""  1686:  At  a  town  meetiiifr  voated  and 
granted  to  Richard  brush  six  acars  ui  hind  joinini;-  to  his 
land  one  y*"  east  side  y*"  millpond  brooke  upon  y^'  west 
neck. 

the  day  above  written  y"  town  granted  tho:  Higbe  seven 
acars  of  land  joing  north  east  to  y*  land  hee  had  of  nicolas 
ellice  which  is  layed  out  in  a  long  hollow  in  y'^  east  neck. 
The  day  a  bove  written  granted  to  John  Kicham  three 
acers  of  land  at  y*"  nor  west  end  of  y*^  cove  swamp  upon  y*" 
west  neck. 

The  day  afore  sd.  granted  to  John  Samis  too  acars  of  land 
one  y'^  top  of  y''  hill  joing  to  that  hee  had  of  Tho:  Brush. 
The  day  above  sd.  it  was  granted  to  Jeremiah  Smith  y*  if 
hee  will  set  up  a  mill  within  six  months  the  town  will  grant 
him  y'^  twelf  Part  of  all  corn  that  they  shall  bring  hnn  to 
grind  at  his  mill  and  y"^  town  not  to  bee  att  any  charge 
about  the  cleering  y''  soill  Right  of  his  land. 
■  The  day  above  written  ocktob""  y''  16:  1686  att  a  town 
meeting  it  was  voated  &  granted  y'  M""  Joens  shall  have  all 
that  medowe  one  ye  east  side  Cowharbor  brook  all  betwixt 
Mr  Woods  lott  there:  and  the  cart  Path  going  over  the 
swamp  hee  is  to  have  it  for  himself  and  his  heairs  for  ever: 
All  soe  the  same  day  above  datted  it  was  voated  and 
granted  that  Mr  Joens  above  s^  shall  have  one  acare  of 
meddow  at  cow  harbor  on  y%  west  side  y''  brooke  or  creeke 
opposite  to  his  one  y"  other  side  to  bee  his  own  and  his 
heairs  for  ever  :  hee  Resighng  up  a  gaine  to  y''  towne  what 
was  granted  him  y*"  day  afore  sd  of  y''  parsonage  alottment 
and  y'  fowr  acres  Rcsignd  to  remaine  to  y"^  parsonage. 
{^Tow7i  Meetings,  Vul.  l,pp.  145-147.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1686,  Nov.  4..] 
November  y""  4.  1686.  at  a  towne  meeting  Thomas  Pow- 


\ 


470  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

ell  was  chossen  commitieman  for  this  present  year  to  goe 
to  Southhamton  theire  to  ackt  w***  y®  Rest  of  ye  comitie 
for  y*  town  of  huntington :  if :  Tho.  Powell  faill  then 
Thomas  Higbee  is  chosen  to  goe. 

The  same  day  Samuell  titus  was  shossen  townsmen  if  Jo- 
seph Whittman  goe  his  intended  viage. 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  140.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.] 

[1686,  Nov.  10.] 

Att  a  towne  meeting  november  y®  tenth :  1686     It  was 
a  greed  upon  by  y*"  generalitie  of  y®  Inhabitants  that  too 

men  should  bee  sent yorke  in  anser  to  y^  geverners 

Letter  ye  men  chosen  by  y^  towne  for  y*  purpose  was  Tho. 
Powell  and  Isaac.  Piatt : 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  y*  y® 
medew  at  Cold  spring  should  bee  sould  to  deer  y^  towne 
ol  y*^  debt  due  to  Mr  coolly  att  yorke  and  ye  over  plusse 

to  bee  ye  towns  which  m was  att  y^  same  time  sould 

to  Samuell  Kisham  for  twentie  five  shillings  more  than 
y*  debt  to  Mr  coolly  and  Samuell  Kisham  is  to  cleer  the 
town  of  any  charge  y*  may  arise  upon  y®  acount  of  y^  fore 
mentioned  debt  and  to  pay  y^  town  twenty  five  shillings 

in  m . 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  141.) 


[POWER   TO   ACT    FOR    THE   TOWN    GIVEN 
THOS.  POWELL  AND  ISAAC  PLATT.] 

[1686,  Nov.  16.] 

huntington  no b':  y^  16*^:  1686 

Thes  may  signefie  to  any  whome  it  may  conserne  y*  wee 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  47 1 

under  written  doe  imply  our  nabours  Tho:  Powell  and 
isaac  Piatt  to  ackt  in  y*'  townes  behaulfe  acording  to  their 
discresion  for  y'  good  of  y**  towne  and  what  thay  shall  see 
cause  to  doe  in  order  to  y^  towns  good :  wee  in  y''  behaulfe 
of  y*  the  towne  doe  promise  to  stand  to  and  confirm e. 

James  Chestar 
Joseph  Whetm — 
Tho.  Fleet: 
John  Sammis. 

{File  No.  4.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     RESOLVE  TO    HAVE 
PALMER  TAKEN  IN.] 

[1686,  Nov.  24.] 

November  y*  24^^  1686. 

At  a  towne  meeting  then  legally  warned  it  was  voated 
and  granted  y*^  the  towne  would  treat  with  y''  governcrand 
counsell  in  Referance  to  a  new  Pattent. 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  granted  y'  the 
towne  will  give  twentie  pound  for  a  pattent  and  twentie 
shillings  quitt  Rent. 

The  same  day  above  written  y*"  townemen  by  voat  weare 
impowered  to  procure  y  best  hclpe  thay  could  to  asist 
them  in  Returning  y®  townes  propositions  to  Mr  Graham* 
in  Relation  to  a  new  Pattent. 

[*James  Graham  was  a  member  of  Gov.  Dongan's  Council 
and  one  of  the  most  learned  and  able  lawyers  in  the  Colony. 
He  seems  to  have  supervised  the  draft  of  most  of  the  grants 
&nd  patents  made  by  Gov.  Dongan.  A  few  years  later,  (in  1689), 
after  Dongan  had  been  retired  and  Leisler  had  usurped  the 
authoiity  of  governor,  Graham  was  expelled  from  the  Council, 
and  for  writing  a  bold  and  manly  letter  he  was  thrown  into 
prison.  After  Leisler  was  executed  for  treason,  Graham  was 
again  made  a  member  of  the  Council. — C.  R.  S.] 


472  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

The  day  above  written  it  was  voated  and  consented 
v'  Mr.  Wood  and  thomas  Powell  should  improve  y''  best 
of  their  abillities  them  selves :  and  take  y''  best  help  thay 
can  to  settle  the  south  bounds  of  y^  north  purchase  of  this 
towne  with  y^  Indians  and  what  thay  shall  doe  in  order  * 
*  *  *  to  y®  promised  wee  doe  promise  to  Ratifie  and 
confirme. 

The  same  day  above  written  november  y®  24*''  1686.  it 
was  voated  and  granted  y'  Judge  Palmer  should  bee  taken 
in  a  pattenttee  with  us  only  in  Refarance  to  soill  Right  of 
y'  land  eastward  of  Cowharbor  butt  not  to  have  any  in- 
trest  in  y'^  towns  Right  we'stward  from  Cowharbor  the 
towne  Reserving  to  them  selves  their  own  intrest  from 
Cowharbor  east  ward.f 

The  day  a  bove  written  it  was  voated  and  consented 
that  thomas  Powell  and  Isaac  Piatt  shall  goe  to  yorke  in 
order  to  the  taking  of  a  pattent  when  need  Requires  it : 
and  upon  failure  of  eather  of  them  the  townsmen  to  chuse 
another  to  goe 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  149.) 


[CONCERNING  THE  PROPOSED  PATENT  FROM 
GOV.  DONGAN.] 

[1686— Probable  Date.] 

Right  worshipfull  Sir. 

We  having  Receved  by  our  messengars  Isaac  Piatt  and 

[fjudge  Palmer's  patent,  dated  about  1686,  and  the  Indian 
deed  accompanying  it,  are  on  record  in  the  office  of  the  Secre- 
tary of  State,  in  Albany.  They  cover  the  territory  about 
Northport  and  Crabmeadow.  As  the  Indians  had  already 
sold  the  same  land  several  times  and  received  their  pay  in 
trinkets  and  "fire  water,"  and  as  the  same  premises  were  covered 
by  the  Nichols  patent  to  Huntington  of  1666,  this  paper  title 
has  never  amounted  to  much.  It  probably  scared  the  people 
of  Huntington  into  offering  "  to  take  Judge  Palmer  in,"  with 
the  promise  that  they  "reserve  their  own  interest."  Palmer 
seems  to  have  been  taken  in  in  a  Pickwickian  sense. — C.  R.  S.] 


I 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  473 

Tho:  Powell  from  ye  governer  and  counsell  an  order  dat- 
ted  octobar  y*"  18'*'  1686  wherein  it  was  ordered  the  un- 
purchased lands  within  our  township  should  bee  purchased 
and  in  complyanse  with  y'  order  wee  thought  meett  to 
present  a  few  lins  to  your  worship  y*  you  would  bee 
pleased  to  bee  asistant  to  us  in  this  matter  and  to  present 
in  our  behalfe  to  his  excelency  y®  governer  our  humble 
petition  which  is  this :  yt  wee  ma}'  have  license  from  his 
exsclency  :  to  purchase  of  y*^  Indians  proprietors  so  much 
land  being  north  ward  of  our  south  medows  as  may  be 
convenent  yt  is  haulf  a  mile  or  their  about  from  an  Indian 
path  y'  lyeth  aganst  y''  sd  mcddows  and  for  y''  other  part 
of  y*"  sd.  order  yo""  worship  may  understand  y""  towne  are 
willing  to  comply  with  y*^  sd  order  hoping  his  exsclency: 
will  bee  pleased  to  take  in  to  his  searios  consideration  y® 
state  and  condition  of  y"  town  and  y''  lownes  of  our  estates 
which  by  Reason  of  y'"  incapasitie  of  y''  plase  is  not  like  to 
bee  much  augmented  our  lands  being  barren  and  y"'  part 
of  it  not  fit  for  tillage  yet  not  withstanding  we  are  willing 
to  alow  20"'  to  his  exsclency  yt  our  lands  may  bee  con- 
firmed for  y"  future  and  20  shillings  quit  Rent  which  wee 
hope  considering  y*'  premises  his  excellency  well  exsept  of 
and  if  it  please  god  to  move  your  hart  to  bee  instrumentall 
in  our  behalf  to  bee  helpfull  to  us  in  thistrancattion  it  will 
bee  a  strong  ingagment  of  us  unto  yo""  worship  :  wee  should 
have  waited  upon  his  exsclency  w"'  more  speed  but  wee 
can  not  prevaille  w"'  y*"  Indians  to  come  with  us  till  y* 
spring  soe  hoping  yo'  worship  wil  bee  pleased  to  bee  asist- 
ant to  us  wee  take  leave  and  Rest  your  humble  servant  for 
and  in  y''  behalfe  of  y''  towne 

Isaac  Platt. 
Sir,  wee  hope  to  make  honorable  satisfaction  for  yo""  asist- 
ance  in  y''  premises 
{File  No.  1.) 


474  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[THE  JUDGE'S  RATE.] 

[1686,  Nov.  26.] 

Mr  Epenetus  platt :  after  due  respectes  presented  to  you, 
These  lines  is  to  request  you,  if  your  colecter  have  payed 
your  Judges  rate  to  you  according  to  his  warrant,  and 
also  the  Coleckter  of  Smith  Town,  that  then  you  would 
be  pleased  to  deliver  the  monnie  to  my  brother,  John 
Howell,  and  his  resept ;  with  this  my  order  shall  be  your 
full  discharge  as  witness  my  hand. 

South  hampton  this  26  of  November  1686. 

Edward  Howell  Tresurer 
for  the  Countie  of  Suffolk 

Huntington  the  29  of  novemer  1686. 
then  received  of    Epenetus  Platt  the  sum  of  four  pound 
three  shilings  &  seven  pence  the  proportion  of  the  town  of 
huntinun  to  pay  to  the  Judes,  I  say  Received  by  me. 

John  Howell. 
[File  No.  58.) 


[1686,  Dec.  7.] 

John  mathews  of  this  town  departed  this  Life  the  f^  day 
of  desember  1686. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  142.) 


[INVENTORY  OF  THE  GOODS  OF  JOHN 
MATHEWS.] 

[1686,  Dec.  II.] 
An  account  taken  of  the  estate  of  John  mathews  deceased 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  475 

Apprized    by  phillip    iidall    and    John  Scidmore  Se'   the 
eleventh  of  desembar  1686. 

Imp'  lb.     s.      d. 

one  lern  kettle  and  tramell,  att  00     12     00 

It,  a  horse  att  02     05     00 

It,  an  old  Cowe  02     00     00 

it  an  old  chest  and  other  small  things  01     00    00 

owned  by  us  )  This  account  was 

Phillip  udall    V  exsepted  of  as  le- 

JoiiN  Scidmore  )  gall 
{Deeda  Vol.  1,  p.  210.) 


[LANDS  OF  REV.  ELIPHELET  JONES.] 

[1686,  Dec.  22.^ 

Whereas  it  a  pears  y*  M'  Eliphalet  Jones  hath  a  grant 
of:  20:  acres  of  land  wheare  hee  thinks  good  to  take  it  wee 
have  acordingly  layd  out  unto  him  14  acars  on  y'^  west 
neck  forty  Rod  broad  along  by  the  path  going  to  horse 
necke  one  y®  east  side  y*"  Path  a  little  beyond  the  head  of 
y^  cove  swamp  the  lenth  is  56  Rod  Running  east-ward, 
And  wee  have  alsoe  laid  out  to  y*"  said  Mr  Eliphalet  Jones 
foure  aceres  and  a  haulf  more  joing  to  his  home  lotte  of 
y''  which  four  acars  and  a  halfe  3  acars  was  layd  out  for- 
merly and  is  now  fensed  and  improved  soe  theire  Remains 
still  one  acare  and  a  halfe  more  to  bee  Layd  out  of  the  said 
20  acars  granted  by  the  towne :  this  wee  wittness  by 
subscribing  our  hands  desemb''  y^  22**  1686 

Joseph  Whittman 


Samuell  tittus 


p.  mee  Isaac  Piatt  Rece"" 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  p.  147.^ 


476  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

•     [ESTATE  OF  JOHN  MATHEWS,  Sen.] 

[1686,  Dec.  29.] 

Knowe  all  men  by  these  p'"sents  that  wee  John  Mathews 
of  fresh  pond  neck  within  y*^  bounds  of  huntington  upon 
Long  Island  within  y*^  countie  of  Suffolke  and  province  of 
new  yorke  in  Americae  husbandman  and  John  Scidmore 
sen""  of  y®  same  place  countie  &  province  husbandman  am 
bound  and  firmly  obliged  unto  Isaac  platt  and  Jams  Chi- 
chester both  of  y*"  town  of  huntington  in  the  Countie  of 
suffolke  and  province  afore  said  comisinors  for  y*'.  towne  in 
y'^  full  and  intire  some  of  five  pounds  17  shillings  silvar 
curant  pay  of  this  province  to  bee  paid  to  y*"  said  comisinors 
their  heairs  exsecuters  administrators  or  asighns  upon  not 
performing  the  under  written  condition  of  this  obligation 
for  which  wee  bind  us  our  heairs  executors  administrators 
and  asighnes  firmly  by  these  presents  in  wittness  where  of 
wee  have  here  unto  set  our  hands  and  seals  y'^  twentie  nine 
day  of  desembar  in  y"^  second  yeer  of  his  ma"^^  Raine  and 
in  y''  yeer  of  our  lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaightie 
six. 

The  condition  of  this  p''sent  obligation  is  such  that  it  the 
above  bounden  John  Mathews  and  John  Scidmore  thay  or 
either  of  their  heairs  executors  administrators  or  asignes 
shall  from  time  to  time  observe  and  keep  such  directions 
or  orders  in  paieing  to  y*"  creditors  of  John  Mathews  De- 
seased  if  any  apeer  the  full  and  whoUe  valine  of  all  y''  estatte 
yt  yn  deseased  left  acording  to  y''  prizall  of  it  with  in  ten 
dayes  next  after  thay  shall  Reseive  their  order  either  from 
Isaac  Platt  or  James  Chichester  wherby  neither  thay  nor 
their  heairs  executors  orassignes  may  bee  damnified  butt 
y'^  end  of  y''  law  atended  this  obligation  beeing  performed 
and  keept  acording  to  y*^  true  intent  and  meaning  heer  of 
it  to  bee  voayde  and  of  noe  ef eckt  or  elce  to  stand  Remaine 


HUNTINGTON    TOWN    RECORDS.  477 

and  bee  in  fnll  i)()\vr  force  and  vertue 

John 
Sighned  and  delivered  The  markex Mathews 

in  y*'  presence  of  of 

Phillip  Udall  John  Scidmore. 

Joseph  Baily 
A  True  Record  of  y''  origanall  bond  p  mee 

Isaac  Piatt  Rec' 
Janaware  y''  3'' : — 16|^. 
(Deeds,  Vol.  l,p.211.; 


[DEED.      NICHOLAS    SiMITH    TO    THOMAS 
SMITH.] 

[1686,  Dec.  30.] 

This  Indenture  made  y''  thirtieth  day  of  desembar  in  the 
second  yeare  of  y"'  Raigne  of  our  sover''  Lord  Jams  King 
of  great  Brittan  france  and  Irland  etc' and  in  y^  yeare  of 
our  Lord  acording  to  y''  Computation  of  v''  Church  of 
England  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaightie  six  Betweene 
Nicolas  Smith  of  y''  towne  of  huntington  upon  Long  Island 
in  y*-'  countie  of   Suffolke  and  Provmce  of  new  yourk  in 

Americai  Carpender  and  mary  his of  y*^  one  ptie  and 

Thomas  smith  of  y®  same  towne  countie  and  Province  Car- 
pender of  the  other  Partie,  Wittnesseth  that  y®  sd.  Nicolas 
Smith  and  mary  his  wife  tor  divers  good  causes  and  con- 
siderations uss  their  unto  moving  but  especialy  for  &  in 
consideration  of  a  valliable  some  in  hand  Reseved  by  which 
wee  acknowlege  our  selfcs  to  bee  fully  satisfied  contented 
and  Paide  before  y*"  ensealling  and  delivering  of  these 
p'"sents  by  y°  sd.  Thomas  Smith  Hath  granted  alienated 
sould  and  confirmed  and  doe  by  these  p'sents  fully  clearly 
and  absolutly  grant  allinatte  bargain  sell  and  confirme  unto 


4/8  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

y  a  fore  sd  Thomas  Smith  my  dwelling  house,  orchard, 
gardin  out  housing  home  lott  sittuate  Lying  and  being  in 
y"  towne  of  huntington  afore  sd.  frunting  west  to  the 
meetting  house  north  to  y*"  hie  way  east  to  y''  Lotte  of 
thomas  weeks,  south  with  the  lotte  of  y''  widdowe  Cory 
now  in  y''  tenure  or  ocupation  of  the  afore  said  nicolas 
smith  the  Lott  containg  three  acars  bee  it  more  or  less 
containg  one  hundred  pound  Right  in  devition  of  com- 
manage  Acording  to  y''  custome  of  y*^  towne  of  huntington 
together  with  all  woods  under  woods  comans  of  pastures 
what  soe  ever  doth  to  y®  same  belonging  or  apertaing  to 
y''  sd.  house  or  teniment  by  devision  or  by  any  other  way 
or  means  what  soever  to  have  and  too  hould  for  ever  all 
y*"  said  afore  mentioned  p'^mises  with  their  apurtinances ; 
exsept  the  dwelling  house  orchard  and  barne  whome  y^ 
afore  said  nicolas  smith  doth  Reserve  to  him  selfe  for  his 
natturall  life  and  y''  life  of  mary  his  wife,  if  him  the  said 
nicolas  smith  or  mary  his  wife  see  cause  to  make  use  of  it 
them  selves  &  during  which  time  and  tearme  the  a  fore 
said  nicolas  smith  shall  fence  it  of  from  y*^  Lott  begining  at 
y*^  east  end  of  y'  house  Runing  strait  to  a  peare  tree  and 
from  thence  too  widdowe  Corys  fence  butt  if  y'^  ^fore  said 
nicolas  smith  and  mary  his  wife  chance  to  Remove  out  of 
y^  towne  then  y"'  sd.  Thomas  smith  shall  poses  ocupie  and 
injoe  y''  dwelling  house,  orchard  and  barne  as  free  as  any 
of  y®  Rest  of  y''  p''mises :  Butt  if  y"  said  nicolas  and  mary 
his  wife  make  use  of  it  for  their  lives  then  after  their 
deseace  to  Remaine  and  bee  as  y*"  other  afore  mentioned 
p'mises  to  y^  only  use  and  behoufe  of  ye  afore  said  Thomas 
smith  his  heairs  exsecutors  administrators  and  asignes  and 
y*^  above  said  nicolas  smith  for  him  self  his  heairs  executors 
administrators  and  asignes  that  att  the  sealling  and  deliv- 
ering heer  of  hee  then  was  the  solle  and  LawfuU of 

all  y'"  afor  said  p'mises  and  am  lawfully  seased  of  and  in 
the  same  and  in  every  pa'*  and  Parcel  thereof  in  mineowne 
Right  and  the  said   Thomas  smith  his  heairs  executors  ad- 


HUNTINGTON  TOWN   RECORDS.  479 

ministrators  and  asignes:  shall  and  may  by  force  and 
vertue  of  these  p'sents  from  time  to  time  and  att  all  times 
heer  after  Lawfully  peacably  and  quitly  have  hould  use 
ocupie  and  Injoe  the  afore  granted  p'mises  with  all  their 
apurtenances  exsept  before  exsepted  free  and  cleerly 
aquitted  and  discharged  of  and  from  all  and  all  manor  of 
fines  gifts  grants  leases  morgages  jointurs  dowries  tittles  of 
dowries  widdowe  Rights  judgments  executions  entailling 
and  of  and  from  all  other  tittels  trubles  and  incumberances 
what  soe  ever  had  made  commited  wittingly  or  willingly 
sufered  or  don  by  y''  said  nicolas  smith  or  by  any  other  per- 
son or  persons  whatsoever  lawfully  claiming  from  by  or 
under  him  y''  sd  nicolas  smith  or  by  his  means  or  assent  or 
private  procurmentand  y"'  said  nicolas  smith  his  heairsand 
asigns  and  all  and  every  other  Person  and  persons  what 
soever  lawfully  claiming  from  and  under  him  shall  and  will 
warant  and  for  ever  defend  by  these  p'sents  the  afore 
•mentioned  p'"mises  only  Reserving  what  belongs  his  ma"'': 
in  this  province  in  wittnes  whearof  we  have  heer  unto 
sett  our  hands  and  seals  the  dav  and  year  above  written. 

of 
The  marke  X  Smith 

NICOLAS 

of 
The  marke  X  smith 

MARY 

signed  sealed  and 
Delivered  in  presence  of 

William  Jarvice 

Joseph  Bayly 

This  above  written  indenture  was  acknowlegd  by  nicolas 
smith  and  his  wife  this  14"'  day  of  february  i6|4  before 
mee  Epenltus  Platt  Justice  of  Peace. 

A  True  Cop])v  of  y''  origanall  deed  Compared  by  mee 
Isaac  Flatt  Rec' 

ffebraway  y'^  22'*:  i68«. 
{Deeds,  Vol.  1,  pp.  223-4.) 


480  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.     JOHN  GREEN  TO  JAMES  BETTS.] 

[1687,  Jan.  31.] 

This  Indenture  made  y''  thirtie  first :  or  y''  Last  day  of 
Januare  and  in  y*^  second  yeer  of  y*^  Reaigne  of  our  Soveran 
Lord  James  y*^  second  king  of  great  brittan  france  and  Ir- 
land  and  acording  to  y*^  computation  of  y''  church  of  eng- 
land  i68f  :  Between  John  Green  of  y*"  town  of  huntington 
in  y*^  Countie  of  Suffolke  in  y*"  Province  of  new  yourke  in 
Americai  husbanman  of  y*"  one  partie  :  and  Jams  batte  of 
y''  towne  of  Hemsted  in  y^  queens  countie  &  Province  afore 
said  one  y''  other  Partie :  Wittnesseth  y^  y""  said  John 
green  and  ehzabeth  his  wife  for  divers  good  causes  ustheire 
unto  moving  but  especlially  for  &  in  y"  considei'ation  of 
sixty  pounds  in  good  and  curant  Pay  of  this  province  all 
redy  in  hand  before  the  insealing  heer  of  hath  granted 
alined  barganed  :  sould  and  confirmed  and  by  these  pre- 
sents doth  fully  cleerly  and  absoluttly  grant  allien  bargan 
sell  and  confirme  unto  y"  said  Jams  batte  .all  that  farme  up- 
land and  medowe  which  was  formerly  asigned  to  mee  from 
Jonathan  Harnett  lying  between  Crabmedowe  and  fresh 
pond :  I  say  I  doe  with  y*"  consent  of  elizabeth  green  my 
wife  :  sell  and  make  over  unto  y*"  above  said  Jams  batte  of 
hemsted.  to  him  his  heairs  executors  adminstrators  and 
asignes :  and  from  mee  my  heairs  exsecutors  administra- 
tors and  asigns  1  by  these  p'sents  confirme  unto  y*"  afore 
sd.  batte  all  y*  farme  tenement  or  plantation  now  in  y'' 
tenure  or  occupation  of  y"  sd.  green  or  of  his  asignes,  of 
thirtie  acars  of  land  and  medowe  or  their  abouts  bee  it 
more  or  lesse  with  all  Rights  preveleges  and  apurtinances 
their  unto  belonging  as  dwelling  house  barne  stable  or- 
chard gardin  fruit  trees  fences  of  all  sorts  and  what  soever 
doth  belong  to  y'  farme  with  three  acars  of  Land  Lying 
upon  Crabmedow  necke  upon  y°  point  called  martins  vin- 
yard  the  westermost  point  to  bee  included  in  this  bill  of 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  481 

saill  bounded  one  y^'  east  with  samuell  kichams  land  :  one 
y*"  west  with  y''  cove  one  y"'  south  with  y  hie  way  one  y'' 
north  with  y''  sound  the  other  Part  of  y^'  land  y'  is  a  bove 
mentioned  is  bounded  as  foUowcth  one  y^  south  side  with 
y''  comans  one  y*'  north  with  y''  medowe  of  y"  sd  green  sum 
Part  of  it,  y*"  other  Part  of  it  with  John  Inkersons  medowe 
and  a  peece  of  coman  medowe  y'  lyeth  against  y''  Land  of 
y''  sd.  Green  one  y''  east  with  a  creeke  y*  Runeth  betwixt 
y''  sd.  Green  and  John  Scidmore  and  y''  west  side  with  y'' 
comans  :  to  gether  with  all  coman  of  pasture  or  what  soe 
ever  doth  at  pi  esent  belong  or  heer  after  shall  to  y'^  sd 
p'"mises  :  y''  Indian  Right  only  to  bee  exseptcd  which  I  v' 
above  sd.  Green  doe  not  sell,  I  doe  by  these  p'sents  make 
over  and  sell  and  allien  all  my  Right  title  &  intrest  in  ve 
above  sd.  p'mises  to  y'"  above  said  batte  to  him  and  his 
heairs  to  have  and  to  hould  forever  with  all  v''  above  sd 
and  granted  i)'"miscs  with  all  and  every  their  Rights  mem- 
bars  and  apurtinances  to  y'^  same  belonging  or  apertaing 
unto  y''  sd.  Jams  batte  his  heairs  exsecutors  and  asignes  to 
y''  only  proper  use  and  be  hoofe  of  y*"  sd.  Jams  batte  and 
y''  heairs  and  asignes  of  y'"  sd.  Jams  batte  for  ever  and  y'" 
sd.  John  Green  for  him  selfe  his  heairs  executors  and  ad- 
ministrators doe  covenant  promise  and  grant  by  these 
p'sents  y'  att  the  time  of  y''  ensealling  heer  of  I  am  y*^  sole 
and  lawfuU  owner  of  all  y®  afore  said  barganed  p''mises  and 
am  lawfully  seaised  of  and  in  y'^  same  and  in  every  part 
and  parcel!  theirof  in  my  owne  Right  the  Indians  claime 
onely  to  bee  exsepted  and  y*  sd.  James  batte  his  heairs  ex- 
ecutors and  administrators  and  asignes  shall  and  may  by 
force  and  vertue  of  these  p'sents  from  time  to  time  and  att 
all  tims  for  ever  heer  after  Lawfully  peacably  and  quiatly 
have  hould  use  occupie  posses  and  Injoe  y*"  above  granted 
pmises  with  theire  apurtinances  free  and  cleer  and  cleerly 
aquitted  and  descharged  of  and  from  all  and  all  maner  of 
former  and  other  gifts  grants  Leasses  morgages  jointures 
dowres,  tittle  of  dower  judgments  exsecutions  entaills  and 


482  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 

of  and  from  all  other  tittles  trubles  and  incumberances 
whatsoever  had  made  committed  or  wittingly  or  willingly 
suffered  or  done  by  y''  sd.  John  Green  or  by  any  other 
person  or  persons  what  soe  ever  lawfully  claiming  from  or 
under  him  y'  sd.  green  or  by  his  means  assent  privattly  or 
procurment,  and  y*^  sd  John  green  his  heairs  and  asignes 
and  all  and  every  other  person  or  persons  wlrat  soever 
Lawfully  claiming  by  from  or  under  him  him  them  or  any 
of  them  :  shall  and  will  warrant  and  for  ever  defend  by 
these  p'^sents  In  wittnes  wheareof  I  y®  said  John  Green 
have  heer  unto  sett  my  hand  and  scale  y*^  day  and  yeer 
first  above  written. 

signed,  sealled  of 

and  delivered  the  markexJOHN 

in  prsence  of  us.  GREEN. 

Patruke  ffalconer  of 

Jams  SMITH  the  markXGREEN 

ELIZABETH 

This  above  said  Indenture  was  acknowledged  before 
mee  bv  John  green  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  green  this  twen- 
tie  forth  of  febrawar}-  i68f. 

Epenetus  Platt  Justice  of  peace. 
A  True  Coppy  of  y^  origanall  deed  Compared   by   me 
Isaac  Platt  Reco'  march  y''  9"'  i68f. 
(Deedi<,  Vol  l,pp.  225-6.) 


[JOHN  INGERSOLL  WARNED.] 

[1687,  Feb.  17.] 

Huntington  february  y^  17^**  i^ll- 

John  Inherson    wee    are     informed  y*  you  have  given 

entertainment  to  a  man  and  a  woman  and  too  children  and 

have  reseved  them    into  yo"^  famalie  and  have  not   acted 

therein  acording  to  law  wee  underwritten  doe  advise  you 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  483 

to  send  him,  his  wife  and  children  out  of  this  township  as 
you  will  answer  y''  penalty  of  y"  Law  in  y'  matter:  hereof 
you  are  to  take  notice. 

Isaac  Platt 
James  Chichester 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  142.) 


[CHILDREN  OF  TIMOTHY  CONKLIN.] 

[1687,  Feb.  20.] 

Martha  Conklin  dafter  of  Timothy  Conklin  was  borne 
y*  20'''  of  octobar  in  y''  yeer  1668. 

Timothy  Conklin  was  borne  y*  16"'  of  desembar  in  y^  yeer 
1670. 

John  Conklin  sonn  of  Timothy  Conklin  was  borne  the 
14*''  of  march  167I. 

Thomas    Conklin    was   borne  y''  lo'*^  of  march  in  y"  yeer 

Jacob  Conklin  was  borne  y°  15"'  of  march  167A. 

Elizabeth  Conklin  was  borne  y'^  15*''  of  June  1679. 

Rebecka  Conklin  daughter  of  timothy  Conklin  was  borne 
10*^  of  Januare  in  y^  yeer  i6|^. 

Mary  Conklin  daughter  of  timothy  Conklin  was  borne 
y^  10'^  of  June  in  y*"  yeer  1684. 

Cornelius  Conklin  was    borne  y*"  20*''  of  februwary  in  the 
yeer  of  our  Lord  Christ  i68f. 
{Surveys,  p.  158.  j 


[TOWN  MEETING.     CONCERN  ABOUT  THE 
PATENT.] 

[1687,  March  11.] 
At  a  towne  meeting  march  y®  ii***  i68f  it  was  voated  and 


484  HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORPS. 

consented  to  y^  all  those  persons  y*  doe  not  pay  their  pro- 
portion of  y''  charge  expended  about  procuring  a  Pattent  a 
cording  to  time  and  speice  ingaged  shall  have  soe  much  of 
their  Land  sould  att  an  out  cry  :  as  will  make  sattisfaction 
for  their  preportion  with  all  charges  rising  upon  their 
negleckt. 

The  same  day  voted  y'  James  Chichester  shall  goe  to  y"^ 
south  for  Thomas  powell  to  come  up  to  goe  to  yorke  in 
order  to  y"  procuring  of  a  Pattent  and  if  thomas  come  not 
James  chichester  shall  be  paid  for  his  time  &  exspence. 

march  y'^  11"'  i68|  att  a  town  meeting  it  was  voated  and 
consented  to  by  all  that  thomas  Powell  and  Isaac  Piatt  are 
left  to  their  libirtie  in  procuring  a  pattent  Capt.  fleet  is  to 
asist  in  it  what  he  can  and  y*'  towne  doth  ingage  to  confirme 
what  any  too  of  them  shall  doe  in  order  to  y''  prmises. 
[Touni  Meetings,  Vol.  1,  pp.  14:9-150.) 


[ISAAC  PLATT'S  BILL  AGAINST  THE  TOWN.] 


[1687,  March  15.] 

March  y*^  i^'^  i68f. 
The  towne  d""  to  Isaac  Piatt  upon  y®  Pattent  acount  for 
my  Journie  to  Yorke  my  selfe  &  horse  a  :   1 1  :  days  for  my 
selfc,  2^ :  6''  per  day:  for  my  horse  standing  at  y"  fery  soe 
Long  att  sallt  hay,  was  much  abated  of  his  flesh,  y®  towne 
did  all  wayesinsuchcassesalowe  9^:  both  9:  to  01'''  16^  06*^ 
my  self  and  horse  a  day  to  oyster  Bay  w**"  M' 
Wood  to  see  their  Pattent,  and   when    wee 
came  home  y*"  Remainder  of  y'^  day  spent  at  [  00     04    00 
Capt  fleets  about  y^  Pattent. 
y*  next  day  spent  tell  noon  about  y''  Pattent  \ 
m  writing  to  Mr  graham  our  propositions         f  *^     01    03 
^  a  day  spent  at  M'  Woods  to  view  y'^  pattent     00     01    03 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS. 


485 


00       02     09 


00 

01 

I 

I 
•  00 

\ 

I 
00 


04  00 

02  00 

02  06 

02  07 


more  time  spent  about  y'  pattent  and  exspense  ( 
upon  Swaneme,  3  quarts  sider,  2  meals,  meat  \ 

,87. 

John  &  horse  a  day  to  make  out  y'  bounds 

for  I  ;  Journey  toyourke,  i  :  day  spent  to  trctt  ) 

mony  to  carie :  and   Looking   of  writtings  :   5  ^ 

days  gon  ) 

neer  a  day  spent  att  Mr  Woods  w""  swaname 

and  Tho:  Powell  to  discourse  about  y*^^  bounds. 

more  expense  upon  Swaneme  before  hee  went  I 

out  of  y*"  town,  3  meals,  meat  3qts.  sider  \ 

for  exspense  upon  v''  Gen'  Steuerd  when  hee^ 

came  for  Cattell,  and  time  spent  to  see  if  I  [^ 

could  provide  any  for  him  while  he  was  gone 

east  ward. 

lor  I  of  a  day  att  Cap"  ffleets  wth  Tho  :  Powell 

to  sett  y**  accounts  to  writtes  abouts  y''  hides 

&  wheat  ) 

8'8  April  17**': 

^  a  day  spent  about  y''  Pattent,  3  times  00 

going  to  gustis  Platts  about  it  in  y"  ^  day  00 

John  sent  to  give  Tho:  Powell  notice  to  goe  1 

to  yourke  with  Justis  platt  himselfe  arid  horse  -  00      06    03 

sent  to  Thomases  farme —  ) 

for  my  trouble  in  getting  in  y*^  mony,  to  time 

spent  at  many  tims    about  y''    pattent  to  y'' 

valine  of  two  dayes  »&  a  -|-  y\  was  not  charged 

before. 

Reserved  of  pattent  mony 

more  Reseved 

more  Reseved  of  Walter  Noakes 

for  gathering  the  mony 

for  makeing  y""  Rat  for  defraying  all  charg 


00      03    06 


00      01    08 


01    03 
04   00 


s    d 

4 

13 

6 

10  :  9 

17:   3 

01  :  6 

^ 

0 

10 

00 

harg. 

5 

3 

6 

all  charge 


2     6 


{File,  No.  52.) 


486  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[DEED.    JOHN  GOLDING  TO  RICHARD 
GILDERSLEEVE  Jr.] 

[1687.     April  2.] 

This  Indenture  made  the  second  day  of  Aprillin  y^  third 
yeer  of  the  Raine  of  our  Sov'  Lord  James  the  second  king 
of  great  Brittan  france  &  Ireland  et  cet"^ :  and  in  the  yeer 
of  our  Lord  According  to  y*"  Computacon  of  y"  Church  of 
England  one  thousand  six  hundred  eaighty  seven :  Bee- 
tweene  John  Gouldin  of  fresh  pond  necke  with  in  the 
bounds  of  huntington  in  y*^  counte  of  Suffolke  and  province 
of  new  yourke  in  Americaie  husbanman  and  grace  his  wife 
of  y®  one  partie  and  Richard  Gildersleeve  Jun''  of  Hemsted 
upon  Long  Island  with  in  the  queens  countie  and  Province 
afore  said  of  the  other  partie  husban  man,  Witnesseth,  that 
y®  said  John  Gouldin  &  grace  his  wife  ffor  divers  good 
causes  and  considerations  us  there  unto  moving  Butt  more 
especially  for  and  in  y*^  consideration  of  y*^  sume  of  sixty 
pounds  in  silver  coyne  Passable  in  this  Province  or  Part  in 
other  Pay  answerable  theire  unto  in  hand  secured  before 
y*"  ensealling  and  delivering  heer  of  have  Bargoned  sould 
alinated  and  confirmed  and  by  these  p'^sents  from  us  our 
heairs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  doe  allien  bar- 
gon  sell  and  confirme  unto  the  aforsaid  Richard  Gilder- 
sleeve his  heairs  exsecutors,  administrators  and  asignes  all 
and  singular  that  part  of  my  farme  that  I  now  lives  in 
uussed  ocupie  and  Injoe  containg  twentie  twoo  acors  of 
upland  and  six  acares  of  medowe  as  it  was  Laid  out  by 
order  of  y"  towne  of  huntingten  bee  it  more  or  lese  sittuate 
lying  and  beeing  one  fresh  Pond  necke  Butting  and  bound- 
ing viz.  that  p. sell  that  y''  house  stands  one — the  east  end 
with  y°  Land  of  John  Scidmore  se"^:  the  north  side  by  y® 
sound  the  west  end  south  side  with  y'=  hie  way  yt  leads  yt 
to  Crab  medowe  the  other  Parcell  of  upland  lying  south 
ward  from  y^  dwelling  house  bounding  east  with   a   high 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    RECORDS.  48/ 

waye  that  leadeth  to  Jonathan  Lewice  the  south  with  the 
woods  in  comanige  or  hill  allsoe  six  acers  of  medowe  land 
bee  it  more  or  lese  lying  and  beeing  in  y''  north  east  corner 
of  Crab  medowe  Bounded  one  y^  west  side  with  y*"  medowe 
of  John  Scudemore  sen""  the  north  with  y''  way  with  in  y*" 
beach  y''  south  with  y*^  medow  of  Jonathan  leuice  or  a 
creeke  we  say  all  our  Rights  tittle  and  intrest  unto  all  and 
singular  the  afore  said  Comodations  together  with  all 
housing  out  housing  barne  orchards,  gardens,  fences  frmt 
trees  that  is  standing  or  growing  upon  y"^  Premises  or  any 
part  or  Parcel  their  of  which  Right  in  the  and  to  y®  prem- 
ises was  by  an  order  of  assizes  booth  Governer  &  counsell 
setled  according  to  y*  order  by  and  with  y'^  consent  of  y*' 
towne  of  huntington  :  wee  say  all  our  Right  in  and  to  the 
same  to  gether  allsoe  with  all  wayes  watterings,  watter 
courses  comans,  commons  of  Pastures  surbery  woods  un- 
der woods  unt  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wiseapertaing 
To  have  and  to  hould  the  said  granted  and  bargoned 
premises  and  apurtenances  unto  the  said  Richard  gildcr- 
sleefe  his  heairs  exceutois  administrators  &  asigneslor  eyer, 
yeelding  and  Jjaing  therefore  his  yeerly  and  anuall  p'por- 
tion  of  what  may  belong  to  Goyermcnt  of  this  Province, 
a  nbl  wee  y*"  afore  said  John  gouldin  and  grace  his  wife 
with  our  heairs  executors  administrators  and  asignes  doe 
covenant  promise  and  grant  too  and  with  y'  said  Richard 
gildersleeve  that  y''  said  John  Gouldin  and  grace  liis  wife 
is  and  stans  firmly  seaised  of  a  good  sure  &  perfit  estate  in 
the  Law  of  the  said  lands  and  medowe  acording  to  y"  or- 
der afore  Resighted  and  doth  further  covenant  Promise 
and  grant  y*  all  y*"  Resighted  p'mises  is  free  and  cleer  from 
all  other  former  bargans,  grants,  sales  morgagcs  leasses 
judgments  exsecutions  convaance  or  convanccs,  dowries 
widdowe  Rights  tittels  or  intrest  what  soe  ever  and  the 
said  John  gouldin  and  grace  his  wife  doth  further  cove- 
nant promise  &  grant  with  theair  heairs  and  asignes  to  and 
with  the  said  Richard  gildersleeve   his  heairs  excecutors 


488  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

administrators  and  asignes  that  the  saide  John  Gouldin  and 
errace  his  wife  their  heairs  excecutors  adminestrators  and 
asignes  shall  and  will  warant  and  defend  y*"  said  granted 
p'mises  with  y"  apurtenances  from  any  maner  of  any  just 
Right  tittle  claime  or  demand  of  any  person  or  persons, 
claiming  from  by  or  under  us  or  our  heairs  or  from  any 
other  person  or  persons  what  soe  ever  in  wittnes  wheare 
of  \vee  have  heer  unto  sett  our  hands  and  seals  the  day  and 
yeer  above  written. 

John  golden. 

the  mark  of 
GRACE  X   GOULDEN. 
signed  sealled  and  de- 
livered in  y"  presence  of  us. 

tlic   marke   of 

Alles  X  Bayly 
Joseph  Bayly. 

The  subscribars  John  gouldin  and  grace  apeared  before 
mee  this  24th  of  June  1687  and  acknowleged  this  to  bee 
their  ackt  and  deed. 

Epenetus  Platt. 
A  True  Coppy   of  y"  origanall  deed  compared    p.    mee 
Isaac  Platt,  Reco' 

June  y'  28"'  1687. 
{Deeds  Vol.  1,  pp.  233^.) 


[TOWN  MEETING.     JUDGE  PALMER  PUT  OUT.] 

[1687,  April  4.] 

Att  a  towne    meeting  Aprill  y''  4^*"  1687  Samuel    Kicham 
was  Legally  chossen  constable. 

The  day  above  dated  James  Chichester  sen""  John  Kicham 
and  Isaac  Platt  weare  chossen  comitieners 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS.  .  489 

Att  y^  same  time  W  Wood,  Capt  fleet  and  Thomas 
Powell  was  chossen  to  bee  asistant  to  y''  three  comitieners 
when  desired  by  them. 

The  day  above  datted  John  weeks  was  Legally  chossen 
coleckter  to  gather  all  Ratts  made  in  this  town  that  is  to 
say  Countie  Ratte  and  towne  Ratte  or  Ratts  and  iMr 
Joenses  fiftie  pound  a  year. 

The  day  above  datted  Aprill  y''  4'^  1687:  it  was  voated 
and  granted  by  y*^  generallitte  of  y*^  towne  that  Mr  Eliphalet 
Jones  shall  have  fiftie  pounds  a  year  dully  and  yearly  Paid 
him  in  curant  merchandable  pay  as  it  passeth  from  man  to 
man  amongst  us  and  that  all  persons  y*  are  Rattablc  in  this 
towne  shall  pay  their  due  preportion  of  y*"  same  for  their 
persons  and  estates. 

The  day  above  written  it  was  seriusly  considered  and 
voated  y'  Judge  Pallmer  shall  not  bee  admitted  as  a 
pattentee  in  our  pattent. 

The  day  above  datted  was  granted  to  Phillip  Udall  and 
Jonathan  Luise  twentie  acers  of  land  to  each  of  them 
between  bread  en  chees  hollow  and  crabmedowe  hollow  if 
it  prove  within  our  line  thay  have  libartie  to  go  to  y*"  east 
side  of  the  hollow. 

the  same  day  above  datted  was  voated  and  granted  to 
timothy  Sender  seven  acars  and  a  haulfe  of  land  for  devision 
Land  lying  about  20  Rods  or  polls  from  y"  reer  of  his  home 
Lott  lying  east  from  his  home  lotte. 

The  same  da}'  above  written  was  granted  to  Jonathan 
Scudder  twentie  acars  of  land  lying  one  y'  east  side  of 
y"^  hoge  pond  one  y*^  cowe  necke  y'  Leads  to  eattons  neck 
beach. 

The  same  day  above  sd.  was  granted  to  Capttie  Baily 
ten  acars  of  land  on  y*"  north  side  of  stony  brooke  Path  on 
y''  top  of  y^'  hill. 

{Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  155. 


490  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

[TOWN  MEETING,] 

[1687,  April  4.] 

Aprill  the  4"'  1687  at  a  towne  meetting-  was  granted  to 
timothy  Scudder  fower  acars  and  a  haulfe  of  devission 
land  The  which  Land  was  laid  out  acording  to  y**  towns 
grant  in  the  place  specified  Runing  east  and  west  fiftie 
Rod :  the  east  end  thirtie  fowr  Rod  in  breadth  the  west 
end  twentie  Rod  in  breadth  : 

Laid  out  by  Captt  Joseph  Bayly  survaer. 
A  True  Record  of  what  was  given  in  to  mee  to  Record. 

p  mee  Isaac  Piatt 

Recor"" 
(Deeds,  Vol  1,  p.  74.) 

At  a  towne  meeting  Aprill  y''  4*''  1687  their  was  granted  to 
Samuell  tittus  ten  acars  of  division  land  lying  joining  to 
timothy  Conklins  land  y^  lyes  on  y"  north  side  of  Jonathan 
Senders. 

Aprill  y"  4*''  1687  :  it  was  voated  and  consented  to  by 
y''  major  Part  of  y*"  towne  that  noe  hogs  or  swine  of  any 
sort  shall  goe  upon  y'^  commons  after  y*"  19*''  of  may  next 
ensueing  y''  datte  heer  of  and  who  soever  doth  sufer  any 
swine  to  goe  att  libertie  upon  y®  comons  after  y^  day  above 
datted  after  a  second  warning  of  them  it  shall  bee  lawful! 
for  any  person  to  kill  them  and  who  soever  kills  them 
shall  bring  them  to  y*"  constable  and  y*"  constable  is  to  bee 
acountable  to  ye  towne  for  them  for  what  hee  can  make  of 
them,  butt  if  it  bee  a  great  acorne  year  people  may  have 
libertie  to  turne  them  out,  to  y"  common  after  Indian  corn 
is  all  gathered  in  :  till  crismus :  it  to  bee  understood  y*  y* 
libertie  of  turning  swine  on  to  y*"  common  after  Indian 
corn  is  in  is  only  for  this  present  year  and  not  for  y® 
future.  S.  Arnold 

j.  e.  corain 
Epenetus  Platt 
(Town  Meetings,  Vol.  l,p.  157.) 


I 


HUNTINGTON   TOWN    KKCORDS.  491 

[LANDS  OF  JOHN  SCIDMORE,  Jr.] 

[1687,  April   14.] 

The  bounds  and  Limits  of  a  Peece  of  salt  medowesould 
by  John  Golden  of  y''  fresh  Pond  husbandman  unto  John 
Skidmore  Junior  of  the  said  ffresh  Pond  Husbanmanas  fol- 
loweth,  vict :  The  medowe  of  Edward  Bunce  one  y'^  west. 
The  beach  and  sound  one  the  north.  The  medowe  of  Rich- 
ard Gilderslieve  east.  The  maine  creeke  of  Crab  medowe 
Southly :  Laid  out  and  Posesion  given  by  John  goldin 
both  by  Turfe  and  twigg  unto  John  Scidmore  above  said 
the  14th  of  Aprill  1687. 
In  Wittnes  of  us  A  True  Copp}^  of  the 

SiMAN  Lane  origanall  p  mee 

1687  Isaac  Piatt,  Reco' 

Jonathan  Luice  Aprill  y*"  28th  1687. 

(Deeds,  Vol.  1,  li.  213.) 


""CONCERNING  PATENT  FROM  GOV.  DONGAN.] 

[1687.] 

queries  about  our  Patent : 

1st.  that  y*"  trustees  may  have  Power  to  call  y®  free  hold- 
ers togetheras  thay  shall  see  occation. 

2nd.  that  wee  may  hold  our  lands  in  free  and  common 
sossage  acording  to  y*^  maner  of  east  green wich  in  v'  Coun- 
ty of  kent  within  his  ma*'''  Realme  of  england  and  that  y"' 
quit  rent  wee  Pay  bee  in  full  of  all  rents  or  former  received 
rents  services  acknowledgment  &  demands  whatsoever 
as  is  worded  in  y*^  3''  Pagge  of  y''  draught  of  the  pattent. 

3d.  Whither  theire  bee  not  grants  with  in  the  boimds  of 
y''  Pattent  unknown  to  us  besides  them  to  Bryants  and 
Loyde.     again 


492  HUNTINGTON   TOWN   RECORDS. 

Whether  the  faillure  of  any  Partickeler  forfitt  y''  Pattent 
or  not. 

(File  No.  5.) 


[LETTER  OF    ISAAC   PLATT   TO    Mr.    GRAHAM 
CONCERNING  THE  PROPOSED  PATENT.] 

[1687,  April  18.] 

Huntington  Aprill  18*^  1687. 
S'  after  Respeckts,  presented  these  are  according-  to  or- 
der and  my  promise  when  last  with  you  :  to  send  you  word 
of  som  perticelers  which  wee  desire  should  bee  in  our  Pat- 
tent  which  are  as  follpweth  ist :  That  we  may  have  Liber- 
tie  to  disposse  of  our  land  according  to  our  ushall  way  & 
method  formerly  pracktist  in  our  towne  and  y'  noe  par- 
tickeler Persons  in  our  towne  or  else  wheare  shall  have 
libertie  to  Purchase  any  lands  within  our  bounds  or  limmits 
of  y*"  Pattent  with  out  y*"  consent  of  y''  majoretie  of  y'=  towne. 

nextly  y*  upon  our  taking  of  a  generall  pattent  noe  person 
or  persons  in  y*"  limits  of  it  shall  bee  compeld  to  take  any 
Pertickel  Pattent  or  Pattents. 

nextly  :  That  our  towne  and  thay  only  shall  have  libertie 
to  Purchase  haulfe  a  mille  northward  of  y  old  Indian  Path 
y'  lieth  a  long  a  gainst  our  meddows  soe  far  as  our  med- 
dowe  exstends  east  and  west. 

nextly.  that  y*'  three  comissiners  with  y^  towns  men  yeerly 
chossen  to  carie  one  towne  afairs  may  have  libertie  to  call 
a  towne  meetting  as  acasion  may  Require. 

nextly 

that  y*'  Benifitt  ot  our  Pattent  shall  bee  to  y'^  Pattenttees 
y*  are  to  bee  mentioned  to  them  their  asosiats  their  heairs, 
successors   and  asigns    for  our  and  for  y"  bounds  of  our 


HUXTINGTOX   TOWN    RECORDS.  493 

Pattent  wee  Refiir  you  to  y''  old  Pattent  which  I  left  with 
you  and  as  for  quitt  Rent  wee  have  all  Redy  signified  in 
writting  to  yo''  worship. 

now  sir  our  dependance  is  upon  yo''  worship  and  h()j)s  in 
you  :  y'  3'ou  will  doe  ior  us  m  y''  p'mises  as  if  y  cace  ware 
yo*"  owne  and  if  you  please  to  serve  us  with  a  Ruf  draught